Some gunmen have struck again in Kaduna State, causing serious commotion.
The gummen invaded Shika village in Giwa Local government area of Kaduna State and kidnapped the wife of a staff member of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic and the couple’s three children.
A vigilante source said the suspected bandits invaded the village at about 11pm and went to the house of their target without any shooting.
He said immediately after the attack, men of the vigilance group in the neighbouring villages were alerted and they blocked all the exit points.
The source said, “We blocked the exit of Karau Karau and Sako villages and later engaged the bandits in a gun duel, as they started firing at us.
“We however succeeded in overpowering them and forced them to retreat and ran into the bush. While escaping, the bandit abandoned one of the captives, a young girl.”
Confirming the attack, Zubairu Alhassan Zico, council chairman, Giwa Local Government Area, said he had received “a report of the attackers who invaded the resident of one Mallam Isa Umar who works in the Estate Department, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnics Zaria and kidnapped four members of his family at about 11pm.”
While applauding the giant effort of the vigilante members, he promised that the council would enhance security surveillance in the area to rescue the victims.
He said security agents had been combing bushes to search for the victims.
Efforts to contact the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalinge, were unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls and text messages.