Gunmen invaded a village in Kaduna State and kidnapped 18 residents including seven children, a community leader said on Tuesday.
Reuters quoted Mallam Suleiman Keke, a community leader in the village of Keke B on the outskirts of the state capital Kaduna,as saying that gunmen on motorbikes arrived late on Monday night and went from house to house seizing children and their parents.
“It was a terrifying experience for us,” he said, adding that the kidnappers had not yet sent a ransom demand.
spokesman for the police in Kaduna State could not be reached for comment.
Kaduna is among several states that have adopted measures to try to curb the attacks, such as banning the sale of fuel in jerry cans and the transport of firewood in trucks to stop armed gangs who travel by motorbike and camp in remote areas.