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Bandits kill 86-yr old man; abduct 21-yr old girl in Southern Kaduna

…Demands N15m ransom.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Bandits have reportedly killed an 86 years’ old man in the local government area of former Kaduna Deputy Governor, late Arc Bala Bantex, in southern Kaduna.

The victim, Mr Daniel Yatai, father to a journalist, was a 1991 retiree of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

The second child of the victim, Ms Christiana Yatai, who witnessed the sad incident, said that the gun men came to the house around 15 minutes after 11pm, on Tuesday, and broke into the house through the fence. 

“We are five in the house: myself, my dad, my mum, two of my niece and a nephew. They asked us to open the door, and when we refused, they break the main entrance door and gained access to the house. 

“My father was in his room and (one of them wearing a mask), who was outside the house, shot him through the window and hit him from the back. 

“Those, who entered the house later, went to his room and finished him off. They went away with one of my niece, Ms Brenda Friday, 21, a final-year student of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya,” she told newsmen.

Another child of the deceased, Mr Joseph Yatai, said the gunmen have already contacted the family and demanded N15 million as condition to release the girl.

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