No fewer than seven people have been reportedly whisked away to an unknown location in a fresh attack by some terrorists in Kaduna State.
The victims according to the report reaching Naija News at the moment, include the wife of a military officer.
The citizens were reportedly kidnapped at Keke A and Keke B areas of New Millennium City in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack, according to residents of the area, started around 11 pm on Tuesday and lasted through to Wednesday morning. The assailants were said to have targetted the house of the military officer who was away during the attack.
A resident who narrated the incident to Daily Trust said the terrorists when they met the military officer’s absence, immediately picked up his wife and moved to the neighbouring houses.
At least three persons were abducted from the area, Naija News learnt.
“The bandits came around 11 pm. I think their main target was a big house at Keke A. The house belongs to a military officer, but at the time of the attack, the officer was not at home, so the kidnappers broke into the house and picked his wife.”
“They also kidnapped another man who is the immediate neighbour of the military officer, in fact, the neighbour was picked alongside his eight-year-old daughter, but they dropped the daughter when her mother continued shouting at top of her voice.
“I think it was at the point they started shooting sporadically to scare away people who might think of coming to their aid and while all that was happening, another man who was just returning home in his car ran into the kidnappers. He was the third person that was taken away,” Daily Trust quoted the source as saying.
The source narrated further that many residents who were still outside at the moment fled away. He said they only saw many shoes on the ground after the sunrise and became even more scared that those must be the shoes of the people kidnapped.
One of them who reportedly escaped the attack, however, said the shoes belong to those who ran away.
A resident of Keke B told reporters that a man, his wife and two of their housemaids were also kidnapped during the attack.
He said, “I was just returning home and I was taking a bath when I started hearing gunshots. I later learnt that a man, his wife and two of their house girls were kidnapped in Keke B.
“I was so terrified. I just got out of the bathroom abruptly and switched off all the lights inside my house. The gunshots were so close; it was like the bandits were inside my compound.”
The Kaduna State Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammad Jalige who confirmed the attack, however, could not give further comment when he was contacted on the attack, Naija News understands.