By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli
Gunmen broke into the palace of Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, Emir of Kagarko in the southern part of Kaduna state, and kidnapped nine of his children and grandchildren and three others from the village.
A local resident who spoke to reporters said the gunmen raided the area around 11:15 p.m. and opened fire directly on 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 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, DSP Muhammed Jalige, did not answer calls at the time of filing this report.
Kaduna is one of the North West States battling high waves 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.