…As Vigilante Arrest 2 Bandits In Zaria.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Bandits have kidnapped two housewives at Low-Cost Housing Estate in Zaria City, in Zaria local government area of Kaduna State.
Similarly, local vigilantes have also succeeded in arresting two of the bandits amidst heavy gun battle.
The bandits, according to vigilantes’ source, stormed Buzai area of the Low-Cost Zaria at about 8.30pm on Sunday.
Narrating the ugly trends, the Chairman Vigilante Group in the area, Malam Abdullahi Tanimu, said the bandits came in large numbers with heavy guns and started shooting randomly.
Tanimu said, the bandits took about three hours trying to carry out their mission, but the team of vigilante in the area engaged them in heavily battle, which resulted to the rescue of two kids and arresting of two bandits.
He added that during the operation, four people were injured as a result of gun shots by the bandits and are presently receiving treatment at a hospital.
Those, who sustained injuries, are Mustapha Isah, Umar Sa’idu, Hassan Dan Buga and Aliyu Abdullahi whom are all teenagers.
Some residents interviewed on the development expressed concern and assured the vigilante group of their full support at all times. The arrested bandits are in Police custody in Zaria at the time of filing this report.
All efforts to further ‘investigate’ the incident proved abortive, as authorities denied journalists access into the premises of the Divisional Police Station.