Soldier killed, woman, children abducted in Zaria

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A soldier has lost his life in State following a fresh attack in the State.

The had attacked the of a of Kaduna State University (KASU), Dr Ahmed Buba, at his residence in Milgoma area, opposite Ahmadu Bello University Teaching , Shika Zaria. They abducted four in the community.

The military personnel, Okekechukwu Ebuka, who attempted to rescue those abducted by the bandits, was killed.

The ugly incident happened on September 13 around 9.00pm, but the bandits were intercepted at the early hours of 14th September, 2021, at Kasuwar Da’a along Birnin Gwari road.

A source said the bandits numbering about 30, armed with sophisticated weapons, sporadically in the air as they attacked the community.

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The source said, “The joint personnel of Kaduna State Vigilance Service, military and police swiftly responded to a distress call.”

According to the source, on sighting the security, the bandits opened fire and engaged them in a duel, resulting in the killing of one soldier and an undisclosed of people injured.

A resident of the area said that six kidnapped were rescued at Kasuwan Da’a in Zaria local government by the combined efforts of security operatives.

He added that the bandits escaped with one housewife, Rabi Isya and her children- Sulaiman Isya, Amina Isiya and Mus’ab Isya.

Lt. Joy Abah, Acting Assistant Director, Army Relations Officer Depot Army, Zaria, said he had received the information on the of the soldier.

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