Armed bandits have abducted some residents in Anguwan Gimbiya community of Kaduna state.

Candidreporters.com gathered that the bandits, who came in large numbers, invaded the community around 11pm on Wednesday, with “sophisticated weapons”.

According to the resident, five houses were attacked during the invasion.

“There was nothing anybody could do because they were carrying very sophisticated weapons and they were many,” the resident said.

“We don’t know the number of people that were kidnapped yet, but many people were taken away.”

Hundreds of residents have taken to the streets to protest the abductions, blocking the road along Sabon Tasha area of the Kaduna metropolis.

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Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not immediately confirm the incident when contacted but promised to get back with information.

candidreporters.com earlier reported that a total of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Chikun LGA of the state were abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Monday.

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According to Ishaya Jangadi, president of the Baptist Conference in the state, 28 students were rescued after a gun duel between security agents and the bandits.

Jangadi also said the bandits are yet to make any demand.

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