Bandits invade Kaduna “Oil Village”, kill one, abduct three


One person was kill while three others were abducted by bandits in Oil Village, a community located near Kaduna Refinery in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state.
The bandits were said to have invaded Oil Village on Saturday night unleashing terror on the residents.
Sources in the community said one Mr. Auta was killed by the bandits while attempting to alert the community about the presence of the criminals.
According to the source, “Mr. Auta noticed the presence of the bandits and he sneaked out of his house to alert the community since telephone services had been cut off.
“Unfortunately as he was maneuvering his way out to alert the community, the bandits sighted him and shot him to death.
“The bandits were many and were well armed, we couldn’t alert security agencies because telecom services had been cut off in our area”.
He added that three other people, including a medical doctor and his son where abducted.
The doctor was said to have withdrawn his son from one of the schools for fear of kidnappers, only to be abducted at home.
Another resident of the area who shared the information on a WhatsApp platform of “Community News Update”, said the bandits invaded the community at about 11pm on Saturday, killing one of his neighbours while the other neighbour and his son were abducted.
Lamenting the situation, he solicited for prayers from members of the platform.
“Pray along with us. We were visited by bandits/kidnappers last night (Saturday).
“My neighbour opposite my house was killed (Mr Auta), my friend and neighbour’s son were kidnapped (Dominic), my other neighbour, a medical doctor was also kidnapped (Dr Madu). Pray along with us”, he requested.
Chikun LGA is among the areas where telecom services were shutdown by the Kaduna state government as part of strategies to fight banditry and kidnapping.
Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, Muhammad Jalige could not be reached when contacted as his mobile telephone was switched off.


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