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Bandits kidnap miitary officer’s wife, six others in Kaduna

The wife of a military officer and six others have been kidnapped by suspected bandits at the Keke ‘A’ and Keke B communities of the Millennium City, Kaduna.

Residents told newsmen that the gunmen attacked the communities at about 11pm.

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According to a resident, “the bandits operated for about an hour before security operatives came. They went away with 3 persons at Keke ‘A’. They targeted a big house in the area.”

“The bandits came around 11pm. I think their main target was a house at Keke A. The house belongs to a military officer. But the time of the attack, the officer was not at home. So, the kidnappers broke into the house and picked his wife.

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“They also kidnapped another man who is the immediate neighbour of the military officer. In fact, the neighbour was picked alongside his 8-year old daughter, but they eventually dropped the daughter when her mother was shouting on top on her voice.

“I think it was at the point they started shooting sporadically to scare away people who might think of coming to their aid.

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“While all that was happening, another man who was just returning home in his car at ran into the kidnappers. He was the third person that was taken away.

“Other people who were still outside including neighborhood shops operators escaped the bandits, as they had to run to safety. As at this morning, we saw many shoes on the ground and we became scared that, those must be the shoes of the people kidnapped. But, one of the people who escaped the attack told us the shoes belonged to those who ran away.”

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