At least 12 persons missing as gunmen launch fresh attack in Kaduna

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Barely two days after bandits invaded Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, kidnapping some lecturers and students of the institution.

Unknown gunmen have attacked Kofar Gayan and Kofar Kona areas of Zaria in Kaduna State, abducting no fewer than 12 persons from their homes.

The spokesperson for the police command in Kaduna ASP Mohammed Jalige confirmed the incident, he, however, said the command is still gathering information and will release a full report to the press soon.

An official of the Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KadVS), who spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday in Zaria, said the unfortunate incident took place between the hours of 12.01 and 1.00 a.m. on Saturday night.

The official, though didn’t give many details on the exact number of people abducted by the kidnappers, said the incident happened around Government Girls Secondary School, Kofar Gayan.

An eyewitness, who is also a resident in the area Abdullahi Mohammed, said no fewer than 12 persons were abducted during the operation.

He added that about eight people were kidnapped from a single house, while others were picked separately.

Similarly, the daughter of one of the victims, Hafsat Kusfa, said the bandits broke into their home around 12.01 a.m. and assembled the victims in front of the house.

She narrated that the bandits, who were about seven in number came carrying guns and matchets, they took away eight members of her family, including her father, mother, sisters and brothers.

Though her father and mother, and some of the kidnapped victims, were later released through the efforts of security men who intercepted the hoodlums as they were escaping, others are still in captivity, Kusfa lamented.

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