Gun-wielding bandits terrorising Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State in North East, Tuesday evening, killed six locals in Kada Village of Kurmi ward, including a 50-year-old community leader, Mai Anguwa Ali, and a local vigilante in Yadagungume village.
A local vigilante told WikkiTimes that the terrorists besieged the village on motorcycles around 09:00 PM, adding the local security volunteers could not confront them.
He identified those killed as Alhaji Ibrahim, Shuaibu Adamu, 45, Yunusa Adamu, 50, Umaru Sabo, 25, and Ali Aldo.
A resident of the village disclosed that the terroriosts also burgled some shops and carted away foodstuffs including two motorcycles.
TERRORISTS KILLED VIGILANTE, INJURED A SOLUDIER
The bandits, during a gun duel with men of the Nigerian Army, also killed a security volunteer and injured a soldier.
In a separate attack, the terrorists stormed Yadagungume village where they kidnapped the wife, daughter and driver of Alh Lawan Maliya, a popular businessman in the axis.
The attack occurred around 03:00 AM, yesterday.
Three days ago, the Bauchi Police Command said it recused ten kidnapped victims, neutralised two Kidnappers and arrest another in Ningi.
When contacted, spokesman for the command, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed the attacks, saying the command “received a distress call that some bandits have attacked Kada and Gamji villages under Burra of Ningi local government area Tuesday night.”
The police spokesman noted that the terrorists came in large number and attacked the two villages, “shooting sporadically and as a result seven people were said to have died.”
He said the the operatives of the command in conjunction with the military engaged the bandits “killing” three of them as the rest “escaped into the bush with possible gunshot wounds.”