A week after the chief of Army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai gave soldiers stationed in the Birnin-Gwari axis of Kaduna ultimatum to flush out armed bandits terrorizing and killing people in the area, three housewives were on Saturday abducted in Maganda.
Disclosing the new development to PRNigeria, a top member of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, who pleaded anonymity, said that the armed bandits arrived in the middle of the night.
He said: “Last night around 1.30 am, some armed bandits invaded Maganda community and started shooting sporadically.
“After a while they invaded the residence of Alhaji Adamu Nakwalla and abducted three wives. They later released one of the wives with a telephone number to contact them
“Before the incident, they had sent a warning message to the people in the community that they would come soon.
“No life was lost but a young man in the community sustained bullet injury.
“As at the time of the attack, there was neither security post nor security personnel in Maganda. In fact, we have no single police post in the area.”
Since January, no less than 162 persons have been shot or stabbed to death including 11 soldiers who were ambushed and killed.