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‘Six killed, ex-CBN director abducted’ as bandits invade Kaduna community

‘Six killed, ex-CBN director abducted’ as bandits invade Kaduna community
February 17
15:29 2024

Six people have been reportedly killed by bandits in Kwasam community, Kauru LGA of Kaduna state.

A resident of the community who pleaded anonymity said the incident occurred around 10 pm on Friday.

He said the bandits stormed the community with sophisticated weapons, and abducted two people who led them to the residence of one Zakariya Markus, a retired director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

He said as the bandits were leaving the community with the five abducted persons, residents rushed out in an attempt to rescue them.

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However, the bandits began shooting sporadically and in the process, six people were killed while two others were injured.

“The village came under attack by Fulani men a few minutes after 10pm on Friday,” the resident said.

“When they came, they picked two people, who at gun point, led them to the residences of  Mr. Zakariya Markus, a  prominent man in the community, who happened to be a retired director of the CBN, and kidnapped him.

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“After picking him, they moved to their family house and picked his younger brother, Mr. Monday Markus and the wife.

“So five people were kidnapped. But as the kidnappers were leaving the community with them, residents rushed out to pursue the criminals in an attempt to rescue the victims.

“But the bandits were shooting sporadically at them and in the process, six people were killed while two others were injured.”

The resident said those killed include Danmasani Gwaska, Giwa John, Kapishi Barmu, Ganya Ubangida, Shigama Salisu and Gani Magawata.

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Mansir Hassan, spokesperson of the Kaduna state police command, was not immediately available for comments.

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