Bandits kill two, abduct others in Zaria


Suspected bandits, on Monday night, stormed the Kofar Doka area of Zaria city, Kaduna State and killed two people.

A source told DAILY POST that the bandits came in their numbers on foot around 9:40 pm and went straight to the house of a Customs officer.

According to the source, “The bandits who came in large numbers invaded the residence of a customs officer, Malam Abubakar Modibbo and kidnapped his wife Asiya Abubakar, alongside his two daughters, Khadijatul Kubra and Hafsat, with one Falalu Ibrahim.”

He explained that the bandits shot to death two passers-by, identified as Zaharaddeen Mohammed of Amaru and Sunusi Sani of Dorayi.

He stated that Sunusi Sani was later reported to have died in the morning at the hospital as a result of wounds sustained from the gunshots.

The source further explained that the bandits proceeded to Dorayi village in the outskirt of Zaria and rustled a number of cattle, as well abducted people numbering about 20.

He said following a gun duel with security operatives, the bandits abandoned all their captives in the area and retracted to the bush.

The source, however, said that the bandits burnt down the residence of one Alhaji Dalha and two motorcycles before escaping due to intense exchange of fire.

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