Bandits kill vigilante, abducts a family in Kaduna

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Some bandits have reportedly invaded Juji Community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killed a vigilante and abducted the wife of a popular medical doctor, alongside with children and security guard.

The heavily armed men, was reported to have stormed the community at 10pm Friday night where they engaged the police for over six hours in a gun battle before the successful abduction on Saturday morning while vigilante group member was feared killed by the bandits.

The Juji Community had suffered a series of attacks resulting in the abduction of several persons.

The latest attack just coming a few days after a 14-year-boy and his mother were kidnapped.

Meanwhile, residents of the community took to the street to protest the latest incident.

A resident, who pleaded not to be mentioned, told newsmen that the bandits in their large numbers invaded the community about 11pm on Friday to carry out the attack.

“But the bandits had a fierce battle with the police in the area which lasted for over six hours.”

He continued that the bandits later had their ways and gained access to the residence of the medical doctor about 4am on Saturday and took “away his wife, children and security guard” to an unknown destination.

Residents of the community in a peaceful protest, called on the government to rescue them from the bandits who invaded the community at will to carry out attacks.

Reacting, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told our correspondent on the phone that he would reach out to the DPO in the area for more briefings on the incident.

He said, “Let me find out. I will get some facts and get back to you. Presently, we are on our way to Sanga Local Government Area for the today (Saturday) rerun election but let me get the DPO and get some facts.”

Efforts to get him back on the telephone were fruitless by our correspondent.

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