Bandits kill JTF commander, abduct medical doctor, 16 others in Kaduna
Bandits stormed the Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State on Tuesday, killing a commander of the joint task force and a resident from the Sabon Gero community.
A medical doctor was also abducted by the bandits during the invasion. 16 other people were also abducted.
DAILY POST was told by a source that bandits arrived in the area around 10 pm, riding on motorcycles. They shot sporadically and scared the residents before enslaving their victims.
Sources claim that the JTF commander of the past opened fire upon seeing the bandits, not realizing that they had closed in on him and his team.
He said, “The bandits opened fire on the commander and hit him in his legs and he was killed.” He was then shot in the head and his skull was shattered. One resident was shot in the head and died while he was on his way to the hospital.
According to the source, the remains of the commander were later buried according to Islamic rites.
The source says that the situation would have been much worse if it weren’t for the swift intervention of neighboring communities who mobilized to chase the bandits away.
Mohammed Jalige (Deputy Superintendent of Police), the State Police Public Relations Officer, could not be reached to confirm the incident.