Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted some residents in the Anguwan Gimbiya area of Kaduna state.
The bandits who stormed the community in large numbers invaded the community around 11pm on Wednesday, with “sophisticated weapons”.
According to a resident who spoke to TheCable, five houses were attacked during the operations by bandits.
The resident said: “There was nothing anybody could do because they were carrying very sophisticated weapons and they were many.
“We don’t know the number of people that were kidnapped yet, but many people were taken away.”
Following the attacks, residents took to the streets to protest the abductions, blocking the road along Sabon Tasha area of the Kaduna metropolis.
Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not immediately confirm the incident when contacted but promised to get back with information.
Recall that bandits on Monday morning invaded Bethel Secondary School in Maramara Chickun LGA of Kaduna State and abducted scores of students.
The affected secondary school is a boarding school located on the outskirts of Kaduna.
Two soldiers were also said to have been killed as they engaged the bandits in a shootout.
The security guard in the school, Daniel Muhuta, while speaking on the development said, “I escaped narrowly. They came around 1.00 am and started shooting. I was at the back of the school domentary when I heard shooting and decided to pin down.”
About 26 of the abducted students have reportedly been rescued by the police.
The bandits later contacted the school management where they disclosed that they have 121 students in their custody.
They however assured the school that the abducted students are in good health and not to worry.
Hours earlier, bandits abducted babies, female nurses and security guards from the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre (NTLC) in Zaria, on Sunday.