Bandits kill soldier, abduct woman and children in Zaria
A soldier has lost his life in Kaduna State following a fresh bandits attack in the State.
The gunmen had attacked the house of a staff of Kaduna State University (KASU), Dr Ahmed Buba, at his residence in Milgoma area, opposite Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria. They abducted four persons in the community.
The military personnel, Okekechukwu Ebuka, who attempted to rescue those abducted by the bandits, was killed.
The ugly incident happened on September 13 around 9.00pm, but the bandits were intercepted at the early hours of 14th September, 2021, at Kasuwar Da’a along Birnin Gwari road.
A source said the bandits numbering about 30, armed with sophisticated weapons, shot sporadically in the air as they attacked the community.
The source said, “The joint personnel of Kaduna State Vigilance Service, military and police swiftly responded to a distress call.”
According to the source, on sighting the security, the bandits opened fire and engaged them in a gun duel, resulting in the killing of one soldier and an undisclosed number of people injured.
A resident of the area said that six kidnapped children were rescued at Kasuwan Da’a in Zaria local government by the combined efforts of security operatives.
He added that the bandits escaped with one housewife, Rabi Isya and her children- Sulaiman Isya, Amina Isiya and Mus’ab Isya.
Lt. Joy Abah, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer Depot Nigeria Army, Zaria, said he had received the information on the death of the soldier.