Police Killed, 23 Abducted as Bandits Strike in Kaduna

Shindong Bala FRCN

Bandits have killed a Mobile Police Inspector and abducted 23 persons in Ungwan Maje and Ungwan Laka, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

An eyewitness, Billy Ibrahim said the bandits came in a large number with heavy weapons, shooting sporadically.

He narrates that Ungwan Maje was first to be attacked, where 16 persons were abducted, the majority of whom were women and children.

The bandits later unleashed terror on Ungwan Laka, where the Mobile Police Inspector, Joshua Markus, who was on a visit to his family from Rivers State was killed, while the bandits abducted 7 persons, including the wife and daughter of the deceased.

Another eyewitness said that the bandits also attacked retired military personnel, Arewa Sanoma, who narrowly escaped with his family, though the bandits, burnt his car and a motorcycle.

The body of the police inspector has been deposited at the St. Gerald Hospital’s mortuary.

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