Emerging report indicates that a Nigerian Military Operative was killed, and 4 persons abducted by armed Fulani bandits who attacked Milgoma, a community near the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, in Zaria, Kaduna State, on Monday.
Those kidnapped by the gunmen include a woman, her daughter, and her 2 sons.
In an interview on Tuesday, the Secretary of Milgoma Community simply identified as Sani, disclosed to Channels Television that the bandits invaded the area in large numbers, at about 9pm.
He said that they went straight to the residence of a male Lecturer working with the Kaduna State University, with the intention to kidnap him.
According to Sani, Soldiers attached to the area responded to a distress call from the residents, and swiftly moved to the scene.
He explained that on sighting the Security Operatives, the bandits immediately engaged them in a fierce gun battle.
One of the Soldiers who advanced to the residence of the Lecturer, was said to have been shot dead by the bandits who already laid an ambush around the compound.
Also, the body of one of the bandits who died from bullet wounds, was later discovered by the Soldiers on ground.
Sani stated that the Soldiers were able to stop the bandits from kidnapping the Lecturer.
He said that the gunmen later moved to another location within the community, where they took away the woman and her 3 children.
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