Today 9 August, 2022

JTF Commander killed, Medical Doctor, others kidnapped in gunmen invasion

JTF Commander killed, Medical Doctor, others kidnapped in gunmen invasion

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Sabon Gero community in Millineum City Kaduna and killed a civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander on Tuesday night.

The bandits abducted 16 residents, including a Medical Doctor and his family, when they raided the community around 10 p.m.

Although the police had yet to respond to the development, journalists were told that the bandits arrived in the community on motorcycles and began shooting, forcing some residents to flee for their lives.

According to a source, ” the JTF commander and his colleagues opened fire at the bandits but unfortunately he was not aware that they were very close.”

“The bandits opened fire and hit the commander on his legs and he fell down. They shot him on the head the bullet scattered his skull. Another resident was also hit with a bullet and he died on the way to the hospital.”

“Two people lost their lives, 16 were abducted, while, 6 were rescued during the attack. The bandits might have targeted the house of a medical doctor in the area as they went straight to his residence and abducted him and 6 members of his family.”

“They attacked other houses and abducted 9 other residents. An officer confirmed that the commander had been killed by the bandits.”

“They took his corpse to his wife and later buried him. We are just coming from the burial ground ,” he said.

“The situation could have been worse but the people quickly informed neighbouring communities who came out and chased the bandits. That was how we were able to rescue 6 kidnapped persons, “the source added.

The people in communities around the Millennium City Kaduna were said to have been living in fear of bandit attacks, a situation that made some residents to flee and also move to other locations for safety.


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