A soldier has been reported killed and four persons abducted by bandits who attacked Milgoma, a community near the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Those kidnapped by the gunmen in the Monday night attack weer a woman, her daughter and two sons.
In another development, Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara state Hassan Attahiru has been reported abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Tuesday evening.
However, the police and military authorities in Kaduna were yet to confirm the two incidents.
The Secretary of Milgoma community, Malam Sani, said the bandits invaded the area in large numbers at about 9:00pm on Monday and went straight to the residence of a male lecturer working with the Kaduna State University to kidnap him.
One of the soldiers, who advanced to the residence of the lecturer, was said to have been shot by the gunmen who already laid an ambush around the compound.
The security operative was later rushed to a hospital where he was reported to have died.
On the other hand, the body of one of the bandits who died from bullet wounds was later discovered by soldiers.
Sani stated that the soldiers were able to stop the bandits from kidnapping the lecturer.
He said the gunmen later moved to another location within the community where they took away a woman and her three children.
In another development, the Paramount Ruler of Bungudu Emirate in Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru was reported abducted by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway Tuesday evening.
The first class chief was said to have been abducted while traveling along Kaduna – Abuja highway this Tuesday’s evening
It was also gathered that a police escort who accompanied the Emir was killed in a shootout with the bandits, while the gunmen whisked away only the Emir.