Bandits injure 12-yr-old, abduct 3 housewives in Kaduna


Three housewives were abducted just as a 12-year-old sustained injuries from gunshots when gunmen invaded Maganda village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, yesterday.

A witness said the incident took place around 2am on Sunday adding that when they arrived the community, the gunmen started shooting sporadically before heading into the compound of one Adamu Nakwalla.

He said after their attempt to locate Nakwalla was unsuccessful, they decided to abduct his three wives.

He said one of the wives was later released after they had reached Danyamu, a neighbouring village.

She was said to have been given a phone number to deliver to her husband to call.

“The gunmen were so many, they came around 2am and started shooting sporadically,” the witness said.

“They went to the residence of Alhaji Adamu Nakwalla and started searching for him, but they couldn’t get him because he went into hiding when he heard gunshots.”

He appealed to the state federal and federal government to urgent stop the bandits from operating communities in Birnin Gwari area.

Efforts to reach spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, Aliyu Mukhtar, for comment were unsuccessful as he neither responded to telephone calls and a text message sent to him.

Last Tuesday, 10 people were killed when bandits invaded four villages in the area.

The tragic incident happened less than three days after Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, inaugurated a military base in the area.

Buratai had given his men a three-week ultimatum to end violence in the area.

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