Kaduna bandits kill driver, kidnap 33 in Kachia

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Kachia community in Kaduna State has reported the death of one person and abduction of 33 others after an attack by bandits suspected to be kidnappers.

The incident reportedly occurred last night within Kachia metropolis and left several people injured.

District Head of Kachia ward, Idris Suleiman confirmed the incident when security operatives led by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan visited the area.

Suleiman said the bandits in their large numbers invaded the community at about 9pm on Wednesday night and started shooting sporadically in a bid to create panic among the residents.

He explained that the bandits first attacked a bakery where they kidnaped five persons and killed the driver to the owner of the bakery, before moving to another area called Mother Cat where they also kidnapped 28 persons including a pregnant woman.

According to him, the bandits also looted several shops within the town after the traders abandoned their shops and scampered for safety to avoid being caught in the crossfire.

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Bandits have in recent times left Kaduna in a state of unrest, with many being killed and many others being kidnapped, including students of various institutions.