A bandit was killed during the invasion of Unguwar Bulus and Unguwar Gimbiya communities in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Thursday.
Three residents also were killed during the invasion, which occurred around 8pm, according to sources.
Residents said they heard gunshots that lasted for hours, forcing many of them to flee.
A resident, whose cousin was killed during the attack, described the experience as terrible.
Ben Maigari said his cousin was shot by the bandits, while his uncle (the boy’s father) was abducted at Unguwar Bulus.
He gave the name of his cousin as Lewis Elkana.
“We heard the terrible gunshots because people had not gone to bed when the bandits arrived the communities. They killed my cousin and abducted his father. Two other residents were killed, but the people also killed one of the bandits,” he said.
He said the young man would be buried later on Friday.
Daily Trust also obtained the gruesome picture of the bandit killed, with a shot on his head.
Calls to the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, were unanswered.