Bandits kill security guard, abduct traditional ruler, banker in Kaduna

A security guard, simply identified as Emmanuel has been killed by bandits who invaded Danhono II and Doka Mai-Jama’a communities within the Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

During the attack on the communities on Monday, which is said to be the fourth in the space of one month in the area, the Sarki of Doka, a banker, and his daughter were equally abducted and taken to an unknown destination.

The attack was said to have been carried out around 9 pm.

According to reports, the security guard was killed after his assailants broke through the wall of the bankers’ house.

A source at Doka who gave her name as Peace, while speaking with reporters, said: “It was a terrifying experience. It was around 9 pm when many residents had not gone to bed when we heard sporadic shooting.

“At first, we thought it was the local security team showcasing their firepower, but we suddenly realized that it was bandits that have invaded our community.

“Unfortunately, a security guard was killed while three others were kidnapped including the Sarki. We learned that they had earlier attacked Danhono II and kidnapped a banker and his daughter.”

A resident of Danhono, who pleaded anonymity also said: “The bandits had after kidnapping a banker and his daughter tried to kidnap another banker in the area but was repelled by soldiers.

“We learned that they moved to two other communities and kidnapped two persons even after exchanging fire with soldiers.”

The source, who commended the police for their pro-activeness, said further: “When the incident took place, we called the police call center and they responded promptly, even though they were not able to rescue the victims, they have presently stationed two vehicles with policemen in the area.”

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