Bandits kill groom, abduct pregnant bride, ex-Commissioner’s family



Bandits kill groom, abduct pregnant bride, ex-Commissioner’s family

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Some bandits in the early hours of Saturday invaded Jere town in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing one and abducting scores, including four members of the same family.

It was gathered that the bandits killed a newlywed groom and took away his pregnant wife.

The bandits also went away with four members of the family of Abdulrahman Ibrahim Jere, a former Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation in the state.

According to a source, the bandits that stormed the community were more than 50 on motorbikes, moving from house to house to carry out “their nefarious activities.

“We could not sleep.

“The bandits came in large numbers on motorcycles each carrying sophisticated weapons and went from house to house.

“But they headed for the former Commissioner’s residence where they abducted the wife, a baby (girl), sister and his sister-in-law.”

The source added that the bandits attacked the home of a newlywed, where the groom, who resisted the abduction of his bride, was shot dead.

The attack, he said, incurred anger among the residents, especially the youth, who felt that with the presence of security agents, such attack could still take place.

They wondered how the hoodlums could operate for three uninterrupted hours.

He added that hours after the raid, security operatives surfaced and claimed they had killed two of the bandits.

The Kaduna State Police Command had yet to confirm the incident as a call put through to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, indicated that his telephone was engaged.

There was no response to a text message sent to his telephone by our Correspondent.

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