48 hours after Kaduna Polytechnic attack, bandits strike in Zaria


Bandits have unleashed mayhem in Kofar Gayan and Kofar Kona areas of Zaria, Kaduna state capital.

The attack, which comes barely 48 hours after Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, resulted in the abduction of some residents.

Recall that one student was killed, while two lecturers and eight students were abducted from the Polytechnic.

However, the recent attack was confirmed by Mohammed Jalige, the Police spokesperson in Kaduna.

Also, an official of Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on condition of anonymity Sunday in Zaria, said the incident occurred between 12.01 and 1.00am on Saturday night.

The official, who did not give details on the exact number of people abducted by the kidnappers, said the incident occurred around Government Girls Secondary School, Kofar Gayan.

An eyewitness, Malam Abdullahi Mohammed, a resident of the area, told NAN that no fewer than 12 people were abducted during the operation.

He added that about eight people were kidnapped from a single house, while others were picked separately.

Similarly, daughter of one of the victims, Hafsat Kusfa,said the bandits broke into their home around 12.01 am and assembled them in front of the house.

She added that the bandits, who were about seven in number carrying guns and marchets, took away eight members of her family,including her father, mother, sisters and brothers.

Kusfa said her father and mother, as well as some of the kidnapped victims, were later released through the efforts of security men who intercepted the hoodlums.

The security crisis in Kaduna is a chunk of the security challenges bedevilling the country.

This newspaper had reported how no fewer than 1000 people were killed and over 2000 abducted in violent attacks across the country in past six months.

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