Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Ungwan Alkali, Mararaban Rido, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis in Chikun local government area, killing two persons including a prison warder.
The dare-devil men also kidnapped a 13-year old girl.
The kidnappers, who were reported to have invaded the community at about 1:00am on Thursday, on arrival at the community headed for the resident of a prison warder.
The hoodlums were said to have broken into the prison officer’s home and killed him before proceeding to the residence of the neighbour who was raising alarm.
They were said to have broken into his neighbour’s house, where they killed the neighbour before abducting his 13 year old daughter.
However, one of the bandits was said to have been killed as they were leaving the community.
A community leader in Mararaban Rido, who pleaded anonymity, said the gunmen were many in number and were fully armed.
According to him, “the gunmen who I believe were kidnappers, came at about 1:00am (on Thursday) and they went to the resident of a prison warder, I think they wanted to kidnap him. As they were breaking into his house to gain entrance, his neighbour raised the alarm.
“His neighbour was shouting thieves, thieves, but no one could respond because the bandits were many and they were carrying guns.
“There is no how anyone could dare them because, the people don’t have any weapon to confront them. After killing the prison warder, they broke into the house of his neighbour who raised the alarm and killed him before abducting his 13-year-old daughter. But one of the criminals was killed as they were escaping from the community. The police came to pick his corpse this morning.”
Meanwhile, calls put across to the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige for confirmation of the incident, went without response.