Bandits kill father and son, abduct women, children in Kaduna


Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State

Nigerian armed bandits

Armed bandits on Saturday night invaded Baka village, Igabi local government area.

The bandits attacked the family residence of the late Dan’azumi Musa – himself killed alongside his son, by bandits – a week earlier.

In the latest attack, a brother to the deceased, one Sale Musa and his son Amiru Sale Musa, were shot dead.

The bandits, operating in groups, also abducted a number of persons, mostly women and children.

Troops based in the Sabon Birni general area were mobilized to the location. They engaged the bandits and rescued some captives from one of the bandit groups, while another group had earlier escaped with another set of hostages.

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The rescued are listed as:

Aisha Isah
Halima Isah
Hannatu Umar
Hassana Umar
Hadiza Isah
Fadilah Bashir
Zaharau Isah
Maryam Bashir
Mikah Zakari
Yunusa Isah
Karima Umar
Kadija Umar
Rukaiyah Isah
Sumaiya Bashiru
The following were kidnapped:
Saudatu Garba
Laraba Idris
Auta Mansur
Ibrahim Danlami
Hauwa Sale
Fatima Idris
Safara Sale
Shafaatu Idris (infant)
Fiddausi Mansur (infant)

Governor Nasir El-Rufai conveyed his grief over the repeat attack, and condoled the family of the slain father and son while offering prayers for the repose of their souls.

The Governor also commended the troops for their quick response and thanked them for the safe rescue of 13 victims.