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Gunmen abduct housewives, children in Zaria community

Again, some gunmen, on Sunday evening, invaded Kofar Kuyambana Low Cost in Zaria council of Kaduna State and abducted two housewives and three children.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the Kuyambana community around 10:00p.m, on Sunday, and attacked two houses in the area.

Five Almajiri children were said to have been hit by stray bullets during the attack.

Five out of the suspected gunmen, who invaded the communities, were also said to have been arrested.

Kaduna Police Command spokesman, ASP Mohammad Jalige, who confirmed the attack, said only two criminal suspects were arrested and the Command will issue a statement on the incident.

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A source said the gunmen first invaded a Customs officer’s house and whisked away his wife, identified as Maryam Bala Ibrahim, alongside her three children but they abandoned the children on the way and fled with the mother.

The source added the bandits attacked another house in the neighbourhood where they kidnapped another woman, Hulera Haruna.

It was, however, gathered men of the Nigeria Police Force and Kaduna Vigilance groups repelled the bandits from further attacks on the community.

It was learnt it was in the crossfire with the criminals that five Almajiris from the neighborhood were hit by stray bullets.

“The injured Almajiris are already receiving medical treatment at a health facility,” a source said.

“The police and men of KADVIS have really tried. They showed that they are professionals. We must thank them,” he added.