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Bandits Kill Police, Abduct 2 Varsity Students, 2 others in Kaduna Town

…Bandits’ motorcycles also sighted in U/Boro, Sabon-Tasha.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Skepticism and outrage have swelled-up in Kaduna, following the reported killing of a policeman and kidnapping of two female students of Kaduna State University (KASU) by bandits n Kariji community, along Yakowa New Road in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

Eye witnesses’ accounts reveal that the sad incident took place Wednesday night when armed bandits stormed the area of Kaduna town and kidnapped two residents from their comfort homes.

Similarly, suspected armed bandits were allegedly sighted on motorcycles around Ungwan Boro in a densely populated area of Sabon Tasha in same LG area of the state.

An eye witness retail trader and provision shop owner, who disclosed this Thursday, told our correspondent that the armed bandits were sighted on two motorcycles on Monday afternoon heading towards the direction of Yakowa Road leading to Kariji area.

The husband and wife traders argued further that the alleged two bandits were wearing mufti and bearing arms while on motorcycles. 

Contacted for confirmation, the Kaduna police command spokesman, ASP Muhammed Jalige, could not respond until the time of filling this report. 

Eyewitness, however, stated that the gunmen, in their numbers invaded the community in the late hours of Wednesday and operated for several hours freely, without any obstruction from the security forces.

An off campus female student, who resides in the Kariji community (who was promised anonymity) confirmed the attack and revealed that the terrorists killed a Police Inspector during the attack before abducting two students and two other residents of the community.

It is recalled that the state had been on headline news about abduction of students and teachers from their schools in recent times.

A total of 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Kaduna, were abducted by terrorists, followed by Rema Primary School attacked by terrorists and 3 teachers confirmed to have been abducted.

The Kaduna State Government, in its reaction, has maintained stand that, schools will not be shut down despite the rise in spate of school attacks and mass abductions in the state. 

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