Police officer killed, 23 others abducted as bandits raid Kaduna communities
Bandits have killed a police officer and abducted 23 others after coordinated attacks on Ungwan Maje and Ungwan Laka villages in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The gunmen reportedly invaded the villages in the early hours of Wednesday morning, firing at residents who were still asleep in their homes.
According to eyewitness, the assailants first attacked Ungwan Maje where they kidnapped 16 persons, mostly women and children.
The gunmen later proceeded to the Ungwan Laka community where they gruesomely murdered a mobile police officer identified as Joshua Markus.
Reports say that the deceased, who was serving in Rivers State Command, was on a visit to his family when the unfortunate incident occurred.
The bandits proceeded to kidnap the wife and daughter of the officer after killing him.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident to newsmen, adding that security operatives were already deployed in search of the kidnapped victims.