Pastor, 20 Others Kidnapped As Gunmen Raid Villages In Southern Kaduna

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Armed bandits raided villages in Kagarko, Kaduna State and kidnapped 20 persons including a pastor.

This is coming barely a week after bandits invaded the palace of Emir of Kagarko and kidnapped his nine children and grandchildren.

A resident of Kagarko, Ishaka Bala, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday, May 14, 2023, said it happened last Friday night, May 12, when the gunmen in their large numbers raided Kago, Tsauni-Abe, Doguwa and Akoti villages.

He said the bandits invaded some houses amid sporadic gunshots and whisked away the pastor and 21 others.

“The bandits however did not succeed when they invaded Doguwa village as vigilantes engaged them in a shootout in which a vigilante sustained injuries,” he said.

The Secretary to the Emir of Kagarko, Yahaya Ibrahim, who also confirmed the latest incident, said he received information of the attacks on Saturday.

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