Crime and Security

Gunmen raid Kaduna village, kill one, abduct students preparing for JSS3 exams

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Gunmen have raided a Kaduna State community and killed one person while abducting some students preparing for the Junior Secondary School examination.

The gunmen stormed a houses in Damba-Kasaya community in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state and kidnapped some students of Prince Academy receiving lessons for their JSS3 exams.

A resident of the community, Bawa Wakili, who spoke to an online medium, TheCable, said the gunmen came “in a large number like they always do” and were shooting sporadically throughout the operation.

“They abducted many people in the village, then they went to Prince Academy and abducted many of the students who were receiving lessons for their JSS3 exams.

“I cannot say how many people were kidnapped, but they went away with many people. Soldiers who came to the rescue , turned back after some few kilometres, leaving some of the villagers who accompanied them to rescue the victims.

“The villagers, not knowing that the soldiers had withdrawn, kept pursuing the bandits in the bush, the bandits fired at them and one person was killed,” he said.

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