Bandits have raided the residence of the late emir of Jere in the Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Dr Sa’ad Usman, abducting a man identified as Hussaini alongside his wife and her four-month-old baby.
A resident of Jere, Mu’azu Adamu, said the incident happened on Sunday, around 11:23 pm, according to a report by Daily Trust.
The woman, however, reportedly escaped with her child while their abductors led them to raid another house in the area.
“Actually, one of the victims was hit by a stray bullet when the bandits shot into the window of the house of Baba Na’ibi, while the second was injured by the shattered window pane of the house,” he said.
The secretary to the Jere Emirate Council, Malam Aliyu Zubair, confirmed the kidnapping, saying six people were abducted in the area.
He added that the bandits invaded the late emir’s private around 10:12pm on Sunday and abducted one person, before proceeding to a neighbour’s house, where they kidnapped five persons.
“And before the police arrived, the bandits had escaped. It was our vigilantes who tried to engage them, but they were overpowered because the guns the bandits were carrying were more sophisticated than those of the vigilantes,” he said.
The Kaduna State Police Command had yet to issue an official statement incident as at the time of filing this report. (Punch)