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Bandits attack Kaduna community, kidnap many


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An unspecified number of villagers have been abducted by armed bandits who invaded the Anguwan Gimbiya area of Kaduna State late Wednesday.

TheCable, quoting a resident of the community, reported that the bandits, who came in large numbers, invaded the community around 11 pm on Wednesday, with ‘sophisticated weapons’.

According to the resident who spoke on condition of anonymity, five houses were attacked during the invasion.

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“There was nothing anybody could do because they were carrying very sophisticated weapons and they were many.

“We don’t know the number of people that were kidnapped yet, but many people were taken away.”

Several residents have taken to the streets to protest the abductions, blocking the road along the Sabon Tasha area of the Kaduna metropolis.

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Mohammed Jalige, spokesman for the Kaduna State police command, could not immediately confirm the incident when contacted but promised to get back with the information.