Bandits had stormed the Keke community of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, on Monday night and kidnapped no fewer than 18 people.

A resident of the area, Ibrahim Nasir told the Tribune Online that the bandits came through a neighbouring community and started shooting sporadically.

According to him, “as soon they stormed our community, they( bandits) blocked the major road thereby preventing residents to escape or visitors to come in to assist us.”

He said further, “they started moving from house to house chasing the people out of their houses. At the end of it, 18 people were abducted.

“We discovered that 18 people were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.”

He disclosed that most of the victims kidnapped were women and children saying, we have lodged a formal complaint to the police and they have come to survey the area.

He recalled, also that the kidnapping was coming two years when some people in the community were kidnapped in the community.

As of the time of filing this report, the police or the state ministry of internal security is yet to make a statement.

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