Bandits Storm Emir’s Palace in Kaduna, Kidnap Children, Others

Terrorists locally known as bandits, yesterday, stormed the palace of Emir of Kagarko in southern part of Kaduna State, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, and took away nine of his children, grandchildren and three others in the town.

A resident told Daily Trust that the gunmen stormed the area around 11:15 pm and headed directly to the Emir’s residence.

“They took away his youngest wife, nine children and grandchildren but the wife escaped and returned back home,” he said.

He said the gunmen also took three other persons, including a lady and injured one Audu Kwakulu of Ungwan Pah who is now at the hospital receiving treatment.

“The bandits also killed one herdsman in Kuchimi village and looted seven shops in Janjala village (both in Kagarko LG) on their way back,” the source added

Kaduna Police spokesman, Muhammed Jalige, did not answer calls at the time of filing this report.

Kaduna is one of the North West State battling a high wave of insecurity in the country. Bandits have been making life unbearable for residents in different parts of the state, with the government making repeated promises to tackle the situation.

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