Bandits kill nine persons, abduct 35 others in Kaduna

By Austine Emmanuel, Kaduna

Not fewer than nine persons have been shot dead in Kwasam community, Kauru Local Government Area and Gwada community in Igabi Local Government area of Kaduna State by bandits.

The attack on the two communities also led to the abduction of Former Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN)  Zakariya Markus and 34 other persons, including the Ex CBN director’s brother and the brother’s wife.

According to eyewitness accounts, the terrorists also injured nine people during the attack in the two local government areas at about 10pm, on Friday night when the bandits stormed the two communities.

The breakdown showed that six persons were killed, five abducted and two injured in Kauru LGA while three persons were killed, seven injured, and 30 others kidnapped in Igabi LGA of the state.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force, (NPF) Kaduna state Command, said that they have fortified the community to give the people succor and for the possible arrest of the perpetrators.

“Yes, the incident happened. The police and other security agencies are trying their best for the fortification of the area and to possibly arrest the perpetrators,” the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state, (PPRO) ASP Mansur Hassan, said.

Those killed by the attacks according to report include Danmasani Gwaska, Mrs Giwa John, Kapishi Barmu, Ganya Ubangida, Shigama Salisu and Gani Magawata, while Mr. Zakariya Markus (retired CBN director), Mr Monday Markus (Younger brother to the retired CBN staff), Mrs Monday Markus (wife of Monday), Mr. Alhamdu Makeri’s son and Baban Fati of Kauru, were abducted.

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