Soldier killed as bandits abduct woman, children in Zaria

Bandits on Monday killed a soldier and abducted a housewife and her two children at Milgoma opposite Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria, Kaduna State.

According to a Daily Trust report,  the soldier died at an undisclosed hospital
following the injuries sustained in a gun duel with the attackers.

A source in the community told the  publication that the bandits,  numbering
about 30, armed with sophisticated weapons shot sporadically as they
attacked the community.

The joint personnel of Kaduna State Vigilance Service, Military and Police, however, swiftly responded to the distress call, adding that on sighting the security agencies, the bandits engaged them in shootout that led to the soldier’s death.

According to malam Haruna Shika,  six kidnapped children were rescued at Kasuwan Da’a in Zaria by the security operatives.

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However, Lt. Joy Abah, Acting Assistant Director, Army Public
Relations Officer Depot Nigeria Army Zaria, said the information on the
death of the soldier has not been communicate to her.

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