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Just In: Soldier, police killed, Emir, family of 4, abducted in Kaduna



Notorious Islamic fighters have killed a soldier, policeman, abducted an Emir and a mother and her three children in Milgoma, a community near the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State on Monday night.

Among the abducted victims by the gunmen in the Monday night attack were a woman, her daughter and two sons.

In same vein, the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara state Hassan Attahiru was reportedly abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Tuesday evening.

According to the Secretary of Milgoma community, Malam Sani, the bandits invaded the area in large numbers at about 9:00pm on Monday and went straight to the residence of a male lecturer working with the Kaduna State University to kidnap him.

He further narrated that a soldier who rush to the residence of the lecturer, was said to have been shot by the gunmen who already laid an ambush around the compound.

The security operative was later rushed to a hospital where he was reported to have died.

The community leader said the body of one of the bandits who died from bullet wounds was later discovered by soldiers.

He added that the soldiers were able to stop the bandits from kidnapping the lecturer.

Sani explained that the gunmen later moved to another location within the community where they took away a woman and her three children.

It was also learnt that a police escort who accompanied the Emir was killed in a shootout with the bandits, while the gunmen whisked away only the Emir.

Meantime, no official statements from the police and military authorities in Kaduna State while filing this report.