A newlywed groom has been killed, while the pregnant wife has been abducted by bandits in Jere town, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that four members of the family of a former commissioner of Poverty Alleviation in Kaduna State, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Jere were also abducted.
According to Daily Trust, over 50 bandits invaded Jere, a community along the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna highway, on motorcycles.
A further report had it that the terrorists invaded every house in the area, but residents claimed that the house of the former commissioner, Abdulrahman Ibrahim Jere who was out of town at the time was the target.
The terrorists, however, kidnapped his wife, a baby girl, his younger sister and his wife’s sister.
A resident of the affected community, Hassan Adamu Jere, revealed that terrorists attacked the home of a newly wedded couple and attempted to abduct the bride but the groom had resisted.
According to Jere, the groom was killed while trying to drag his wife.
Jere said youths in the community were pissed that despite the combined security presence of soldiers, divisional police office and area command, and security agents they failed to tackle the bandits who operated for over three hours.
He said, “We made several calls to the various security agencies on the ground and they all ignored us. This is the second major attack on our community in the last three months and we feel that the security agents stationed here are of no use to us.”
Ibrahim Salisu, another resident, said the community would lodge a formal protest against security agents in Jere, adding that their action portrays them as people who “are either colluding with the bandits or people who do not care about the security of the people.”
Hours after the bandits had escaped, security agents made efforts to trail them and later informed the community that they had successfully killed two of the bandits.