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Bandits again visit Kaduna suburb, abduct scores from their homes

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Bandits again struck at Anguwan Gimbiya, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, abducting unspecified number of people late Wednesday night and this has provoked protest bt residents.

Hundreds of residents of the area trooped out and blocked the road along Sabon Tasha area of the metropolis.

Five houses were said to have been raided during the attack by the unknown gunmen.

A resident of the community said the bandits stormed the community at about 11 pm on Wednesday, wielding sophisticated weapons and shooting sporadically.

“There was nothing anybody could do because they were carrying very sophisticated weapons and they were many.

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“We don’t know the number of people that were kidnapped yet, but many people were taken away,” a resident said.

Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command could not immediately confirm the incident when contacted, but promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer in Sabon Tasha and get back.

On Monday, bandits invaded Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, and abducted 121 students who are still in captivity.

Kaduna States has become the epicentre of kidnapping by bandits seeking ransom before they release their captives.

The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF estimates that around 1,125 schools are closed across northwest Nigeria.

Even where schools are open, some parents are too afraid to send their children. Some 300,000-400,000 students in the region are out of school due to insecurity, UNICEF said.

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