Eight persons were abducted when bandits stormed the Dan-Honu II community in New Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A new couple who got married last Saturday were among those abducted, while the Imam of the community mosque, his wife, and three children, including a 10-month-old baby were also among others that were abducted.
A source told DAILY POST that about 10 bandits stormed the community around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday night with AK-47 rifles and others with dangerous weapons, they were said to be clad in black, with one of them masked.
He explained, “A resident of the area who is known as Alhaji Mohammed, escaped the abduction by the whiskers, the bandits started by picking the Imam and his family, whom they met outside the community Juma’at Mosque, before proceeding to a four-flat compound where they picked the new couple.”
He explained that the bandits started banging on the door of Alhaji Mohammed and broke the window, bringing the couple out through the broken window.
Meanwhile, the Imam, Malam Suleiman, and his neighbour, Malam Musa, who were picked while they were relaxing with Arabian tea outside the mosque premises, escaped while they were being led out of the community into the bush.
Similarly, the new wife, who was said to have gone through surgery recently, was abandoned in the bush by the kidnappers when she could not cope with the pace of their trekking in the bush.
The Imam’s wife was also let go when her baby’s cry almost exposed the bandits to vigilantes around Kakura.
The bandits, however, eventually succeeded in abducting the new husband, identified as Ibrahim, and two of the imam’s children (15-year-old Abba and his younger brother).
They were yet to establish contact with the family as of the time of filing this report.
Imam Suleiman, while narrating his ordeal in the hands of the bandits, said two of the seven bandits who abducted them were armed with AK-47 rifles with chains of bullets, while others carried axes, machetes, and sticks.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansur Hassan, said the police are still trying to establish the true account of the incident.
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