Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded Barkallahu, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping seven persons.
Among the seven persons kidnapped, five persons were members of the same family.
The bandits, it was gathered invaded the community about 1:30 am on Friday and shot indiscriminately as they went from house-to-house to pick their victims.
A resident, Abdulsalam Haruna, said the gunmen went away with his wife and four children.
Haruna, who spoke to newsmen, said two of the children were students of the Federal University, Malunfashi in Katsina State.
He also said the hoodlums left with two of his neighbour’s children, adding that the bandits attacked two other houses in the area, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education.
Haruna said, “The incident happened about 1:30 am (on Friday). They broke my gate and came into my compound. They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.
They went away with my wife and four of my children, two of which are students of the Federal University, Malumfashi, Katsina State.
They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children.
Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna Ministry of Education, were also attacked, but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there.
We alerted the personnel but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims.
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident as the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, could not be reached.
Jalige had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone as of the time of filing this report.
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