Armed bandits struck again in Birnin Gwari town, Kaduna State, on Thursday, killing a police officer.
The bandits also abducted a number of members of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
Hussaini, a community leader in the area gave names of the abducted members as Audu Kano, Hamisu, Umar ba Matsala, Safiyanu dan Doka and Mika.
According to Hussaini, the name of the policeman killed by the bandits was Dan Zuru.
He said, “I know all the people abducted because they are from Birnin Gwari town. They are attached to the only motorpark in Birnin Gwari .
“They were returning from Funtua town in Katsina State where they attended a wedding fatiha in the town. The gunmen abducted the union chairman and four other members of the union,”
The incident occurred at Dan Falo village, along Funtua road, about 60 kilometres from Birnin Gwari town. Also, some policemen were attacked by the gunmen at a checkpoint along the highway.
Although Sahara Reporters cannot confirm if the incidents occurred at the same time.
Austin Iwar, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police confirmed the incidents but refused to divulge details.
Armed bandits killed about 11 soldiers in the area in the same area some weeks ago. Thursday’s attack was carried out despite the presence of soldiers.