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Hoodlums abduct military officer’s wife, six others

Some bandits on Tuesday invaded Keke ‘A’ and Keke ‘B’ areas of New Millennium City in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where they abducted the wife of a military officer and six others.

The hoodlums invaded the community around 11pm and operated for about one hour.

A source said three persons were abducted at the Keke ‘A’ area.

The source said, “It was a night of horror. The bandits came around 11pm. I think their main target was a house at Keke ‘A’.  The house belongs to a military officer, but as of 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. They eventually dropped the daughter when her mother shouted on top of her voice.

“I think it was at that point that they started shooting to scare away people who might think of coming to their aid.

“While all that was happening, another man who was just returning home in his car at that time ran into the kidnappers. He was the third person that was taken away.

“As of this morning, we saw many shoes on the ground and we became scared that those were the shoes of the people kidnapped. But one of the people who escaped the attack told us the shoes belonged to residents who ran away.”

While narrating his ordeal, a resident of Keke ‘B’ said he returned home from an outing and while taking his bath, he started to hear gunshots.

He said a man, his wife, and two house girls were taken away in the area by the bandits.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, could not be reached for comments as calls to his number were not responded to.

There was no response to a text message to his telephone line either as of press time.

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