One Killed, Children Abducted As Bandits Strike Again In Zaria


Bandits have again killed one Alhaji Habibu of Sayen Lenu in Dutsen Abba of Zaria Local Government Area in Kaduna and also kidnapped three of his children.

Sayen lemu is a village close to Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria and is also about 5km from where the bandits blocked the Kaduna-Zaria expressway on Monday.

Reports say the bandit arrived at his house at about 11pm on Wednesday and shot him dead before abducting three of his children.

A community source said; “we don’t think they were hired killers. We believe they are part of the bandits terrorizing the area in the recent past.

“You know this area has been recording several attacks by bandits in the last one year, and yet no measure has been taken to save our lives from their frequent attacks,” the source said.

On Wednesday, bandits had abducted five people in Dallatu and Kasuwar Da’a areas of Dutsen Abba in Zaria.

The incident happened 24 hours after bandits blocked the Kaduna-Zaria expressway and killed three people while abducting scores.

Residents said the bandits, who stormed Dallatu village around 1am on Wednesday, kidnapped two people and proceeded to Kasuwar Da’a village where they abducted six others, amongst them three children.

However, sources told Daily Trust that the three children were released Wednesday morning, leaving five people in captivity.


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