One person was killed while 12 others were abducted in a deadly attack on Awon/Mothercat Junction, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The incident according to a statement by the Kaduna state police command, occurred on Wednesday night when the bandits in their large number and armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the community and unleashed mayhem on the residents.
The statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna, by Mohammad Jalige, on receiving the information, a joint team of the police, the military and vigilantes rushed to the area with a view to countering the hoodlums, but discovered that they had inflicted injuries on four persons while one Hamisu Mikailu, 40 years was found dead.
Jalige said 14 people were initially abducted, adding however, that the security team trailed the bandits to the outskirt of the village and rescued two persons while the remaining 12 were whisked away by the bandits.
The statement reads: “On the 23th June, 2021 the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report from Divisional Police Police Kachia that on the same date at about 2120hrs some unknown armed bandits in large number bearing sophisticated weapons invaded Awon/Mothercat Junction in Kachia LGA and started shooting indiscriminately at law abiding citizens who gathered for various legitimate activities.
“On getting the information, a joint team of the Police, Military and vigilantes rushed to the area with the view of countering the hoodlums but discovered that they have inflicted injuries to four persons while one Hamisu Mikailu ‘M’ 40 years was found dead. “Sadly, fourteen (14) persons were unaccounted for while the injured victims were all evacuated to a nearby Hospital for immediate medical attention.
“The security team trailed the bandits to the outskirt of the village and rescued two persons whereas the 12 were whisked away by the bandits to yet to be identified location. “Meanwhile, the Operatives are not relenting in their quest to rescue the remaining victims unhurt.
“In the meantime, normalcy have been restored to the affected community as patrol of the environs is being coordinated and intensified in order to ensure the safety of the community.
“The Command is deeply saddened by the incident and it extends its condolence to the family of the deceased and equally wish the injured a full health recovery.”