At least four persons have been killed while 39 others were abducted when bloodthirsty bandits invaded Kuduru, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two communities Garam and Azu in Niger State.
Garam community which is about five minute drive from Bwari was invaded on Saturday, December 23, by bandits killing a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), while 13 other persons were kidnapped On Thursday, December 28, bandits again invaded Kuduru, which shares a boundary with Garam, and kidnapped 18 persons.
Also on Friday, December 29, bandits invaded Azu, killing three people and kidnapping eight others. An eyewitness said the bandits made their way to the house of a military personnel, asking for his rifle and uniform from the wife. The eyewitness added that 13 persons were kidnapped, while a five year old boy of the Redeemed pastor that was killed was abandoned by the bandits at the river side because he could not cross the river.