Mike Odeh James
*pregnant woman shot, rushed to hospital
Residents of Sabo GRA in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis lost sleep and scampered to safety as joint security forces repelled a rampaging hoard of bandits that attempted to invade the community in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 11, 2021.
The loud shots of different types of firearms rent the air from past 12 midnight to almost 3am.
Three persons who were abducted from the community were later freed after military and JTF engaged them in gunfire.
A woman among the freed was however, wounded by a gunshot. She is said to have been taken to an undisclosed hospital.
Eyewitnesses said thousands of residents, including men, women and children took to the streets, with some just covered by their under wears.
A resident who pleaded anonymity, also informed that a residence was seen up in flames at about the same time, explaining that the bandits bore a hole through the fence, gained açcess and set the house ablaze before leaving.
The community has been relatively safe, with an isolated incident of kidnapping recorded almost two years ago in December 2021, when a returnee from the United States was abducted alongside two of his brothers.
Meanwhile, sources said at about same time, a mother and two of her children were suspected to have been abducted from Oil Village, which shares boundary with Sabo GRA.
A day earlier, in the early hours of Friday, sources said a security operative alongside his wife and baby were abducted in Ungwan Bulus, another community bordering Sabo GRA from the western axis.
As at time of filing this report however, normalcy had returned to the area and residents were seen returning to their houses.