Gunmen raid Kaduna communities, kill one person, abduct 17 others

One person have been confirmed dead in recent attacks on several communities in Kaduna state.

Okay Nigeria understands that 17 others were also abducted in several attacks conducted by unknown gunmen on Sunday morning.

The affected communities are Dankande and Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari local government area and Guguwa-Kwate village and Rigasa area in Igabi local government area of the state.

A witness disclosed that over 20 gunmen stormed where a choir rehearsal was going on in Dankande.

The witness said, “It was at about 12:30 midnight. We had a combined choir practice in the church with other neighbouring communities. We normally hold the combine choir practice from 9:00pm to 1:00am.”

”As we were in the church, the armed men numbering over 20 just surrounded the church and started shooting.

“Everybody was terrified but there was no how we could run because they had already surrounded the church.”

A community leader in Guguwa-Kwate said that his elder’s brothers son was in the church when the gunmen attacked.

In his words: “They entered one house and were beating people. They kidnapped one man and a woman in the house. The killed my senior brother’s son.”

“This is the fifth time these bandits are invading our community. About two months ago, they abducted two people in the farm.”

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