Bandits abduct two house wives in latest attack on a Kaduna estate.


The security situation in Kaduna state has taken a precarious dimension as bandits on Sunday night invaded Kofar Kuyambana low-cost housing estate in Zaria ,and kidnapped two housewives.

The situation would have been worse save for the swift intervention of the police, vigilante, and other security operatives who acted swiftly to distressed call, stormed the area, battled the bandits, and arrested five of them.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident.

According to a source , the incident took place on Monday about 9:30 pm, noting that some Islamic school pupils were hit by bullets and taken to an undisclosed hospital in Zaria for medical attention.

The bandits were said to have invaded the estate in large numbers on motorcycles, shooting indiscriminately.

“They succeeded in taking away the Custom Officer’s wife, leaving the children who were shouting, behind,” said the source, adding that “the bandits attacked another house where another wife was taken away too.”

“The police were able to arrest two of them (bandits) on Sunday while the other three (bandits) were arrested this morning (Monday),” he added.

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