Some bandits were said to have invaded the Gidan Busa in Doka ward of Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two residents and abducting 16 on Friday night.

A source who spoke on condition or anonymity said five people sustained gunshot wounds and are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in the area.

This is coming in the wake of the killing of Isyaku Boderia, a dreaded bandit, said to have masterminded several high-profile attacks including the kidnap of Yauri school girls, Greenfield University, and breach of the Nigerian Defence Academy.

The bandit kingpin, Boderi was killed by troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army around Bada/Riyawa general area of Chikun and Igabi LGA of Kaduna State on Wednesday.

Boderi and his associates were ambushed and neutralized by military troops after a fierce gun battle.

However, on Friday night,  bandits again, struck Gidan Busa, shooting indiscriminately, killing two and kidnapping at least 16  residents of the area.

The source said the incident occurred around 11:30 pm when the villagers were fast asleep.

He said in the resident of one Alhaji Hassan, no fewer than eight people were abducted with two persons killed and others sustained gunshot wounds.

He said, “Yesterday night (Friday) bandits came to Gidan Busa and abducted 16 residents of the area, killing two while five sustained gunshot injury and currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

“In the resident of one Alhaji Hassan, the bandits abducted 8 persons including his wife and children and killed one of his boys and female. The incident occurred at about 11.30pm. Those that sustained gunshot wounds are receiving treatment in the hospital.”

There was no official confirmation from either the state government or the state police command.

But when contacted on the telephone, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, told our correspondent  that he was in transit and that he would reach out to the necessary authority and revert.

“I’m driving now. I will get back to you once I reach out to the Area Commander,” he said.

However, as of the time of filing the report, the police spokesman has yet to get back to our correspondent.