By Sani Wilson Enemona
Gunmen suspected to be bandits in large numbers, on Saturday morning, invaded Jere town in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing one and abducting scores, including four members of the same family.
Daily Star Nigeria that gathered that the bandits killed a newlywed man and took away his pregnant wife.
It was further learnt that the bandits also went away with four members of the family of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Jere, a former Commissioner of Poverty Alleviation in the state.
Source disclosed that the bandits stormed the community riding on over 50 motorbikes, moving from house to house to carry out “their nefarious activities.”
“We could not sleep. The bandits came in large numbers on motorcycles, each carrying a sophisticated weapon and went from house to house.
“But they headed for the former Commissioner’s residence where they abducted the wife, a baby (girl), sister and his sister-in-law,” he said.
The source further said when the bandits got to the home of the newlywed couple, the groom resisted the move to abduct his wife, making the bandits to shoot him dead.
He also said the attack angered the residents, especially the youth, who felt that with the presence of security agents, such attack could still take place.
They wondered how the hoodlums could operate for three hours uninterrupted adding that hours after the raid, security operatives surfaced and claimed they had killed two of the bandits.
Effort to get statements from the Kaduna State Police Command proved abortive as call made to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jaluge, indicated that his telephone was engaged as at the time this report was filed in.