Bandits have kidnapped 33 people from the Kachia local government area of Kaduna state.
The incident reportedly occurred late at night on Wednesday, June 23, when the hoodlums invaded the Kachia metropolis.
District Head of Kachia ward, Idris Suleiman confirmed the incident when security operatives led by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan visited the area.
Suleiman said the bandits in their large numbers invaded the community at about 9 pm on Wednesday night and started shooting sporadically in a bid to create panic among the residents.
He explained that the bandits first attacked a bakery where they kidnapped five persons and killed the driver to the owner of the bakery, before moving to another area called Mother Cat where they also kidnapped 28 persons including a pregnant woman.
According to him, the bandits also looted several shops within the town after the traders abandoned their shops and scampered for safety to avoid being caught in the crossfire.
Bandits have in recent times left Kaduna in a state of unrest, with many being killed and many others being kidnapped, including students of various institutions.