Terrorists kill one, abduct six others in Kaduna


Terrorists attacked the Ungwan Maaji community in the New Millenium City suburb of Kaduna on Friday night, killed one person and abducted six others.

A resident in the area, Jonathan James, said the terrorists arrived in the area around 9:10 pm and targeted a house close to Chaha Eye Hospital, where they abducted a housewife and her house help.

The bandits also attacked another house on the same street, kidnapping four more persons.

An eyewitness revealed that two other people who were outside their house were also abducted, but they managed to escape while being taken away through a stream at the back of the community.

The Imam of the community, who escaped miraculously, said he had not returned home after leading the Isha’i prayer, typically performed around 8:00 pm, when the kidnappers arrived.

“I was taken in front of the Mosque, and then they broke into two other houses and took six people. While they were breaking into the second house, myself, another neighbour, and the woman with her house help kidnapped from the first house were asked to lie down on the bare floor over there,” the Imam explained.

“After the bandits broke into the second house and took four people, there were eight of us, and then they started leading us out of the community. When we reached the stream at the far end of the community, the two of us who were taken outside managed to escape while they were attempting to make us cross the stream.”

He said the bandits were young boys adding that the oldest among them should not be more than 20 years old.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige, did not pick his phone nor respond to a text message sent to him.

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