Bandits reportedly invaded Kofar Kuyambana low-cost housing estate in Zaria, Kaduna State, kidnapping two housewives in the process.
However police operarives, vigilante, and other security outfits acted swiftly to stormed the area following a distress call and battled the bandits, arresting five of them.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident.
The incident occured around 9:30 pm on Sunday, with some Islamic pupils receiving bullets wounds. They were rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Zaria for medical attention.
The bandits reportedly invaded the estate on motorcycles, shooting indiscriminately in their numbers.
“They succeeded in taking away the Custom Officer’s wife, leaving the children who were shouting, behind,” said the source, adding that “the bandits attacked another house where another wife was taken away too.”
“The police were able to arrest two of them (bandits) on Sunday while the other three (bandits) were arrested this morning (Monday),” he added.
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