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Bandits strike again, abduct 14 villagers in Kaduna 

The attackers reportedly arrived at the community in large numbers around 6:00 am on Saturday and whisked the victims away.

There was no report of death, but one Mr Jibrin Dauda, who sustained a serious injury, was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

Mr Stephen Maikori, Overseer of Kufana District, confirmed the incident in a report sent to Agon Kufana on Saturday, as obtained by Daily Trust.

“This is to report to you that in the early hours of today, Saturday 16/3/2024, around 6:00 am, bandits invaded the community in large numbers and kidnapped fourteen (14) persons while one person sustained injuries,” he said.

He gave the names of the kidnapped victims as Bulus Dandaura, Murna Bulus, Donald Bulus, Labari Audu, Zainabu Dauda, Dorcas Titus, Jummai Garba, Felicia Wanzami, Ruth Thomas, Esther Oliver, Comfort Babangida, Mrs Yakubu Pama, Abaza Monday, and Christy Samuel.

Contacted the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Mansir Hassan, promised to get details from the area before commenting.

In another development,  it was gathered that six people kidnapped from Afogo community in December 2023 in the same district were released Saturday and had been reunited with their families after payment of ransom, including three motorcycles to the bandits.

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