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Bandits invade Keke community in Kaduna, abduct 18, residents say


Some persons suspected to be bandits invaded Keke Community in Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted no fewer than 18 persons, including women and children.

A resident who craved anonymity told our correspondent on Tuesday that the incident happened on Monday night.

The bandits, he said, took their time to move from house to house and operated unhindered for several hours.

According to our source, the hoodlums came through the neighbouring community, adding that when they stormed the Keke community, they shot indiscriminately into the air.

“When they came in on Monday night, the bandits ensured that the main access road leading to the area was blocked. Nobody could escape and no visitor was allowed into the community.

“The bandits operated from house to house unhindered and at the end of the day, 18 people could not be accounted for.

“Hours after the bandits had left, we discovered that they went away with 18 residents, mostly women and children, to an unknown destination,” the source said.

There was no official confirmation of the incident yet from the Police and the government as of the time of filing this report.

The state police command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, could also not be reached for comment.

Credit: Punch

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