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Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 23 December 2021


Bandits kill Kaduna ex-Army officer for resisting order, abduct scores

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Bandits on Tuesday invaded Ungwan Gimbiya community, a suburb of Kaduna town, in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing a retired army officer and kidnapping an unspecified number of residents.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the bandits invaded the community around 9am and operated for about one hour.

The source said the army officer was shot dead after he resisted an instruction by the hoodlums to cross a stream.

This is the third time the community will be attacked by bandits. Another source disclosed that the bandits usually parked their motorcycles on the outskirts of the town before trekking into the community.

“After their operation, they use the motorcycles to convey their victims. Residents are living in fear as bandits are having a field day,” he added.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls as of the time of filing this report.