Bandits this night have attacked Kachia, the town hosting Kachia Local Government Area in the Southern part of Kaduna State.
Many were killed while several others sustained various injuries during the attack.
Locals say the bandits stormed Kachia around 10:15pm and operated for almost two hours before military intervention.
It was gathered that before the arrival of the military personnels, the bandits had killed people around the Kachia Market.
Elanza News reports that Kachia is housing a formidable military formation where both the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Navy received various trainings.
It was gathered that the bandits targeted grains and other food items being uploaded at the popular Kachia Friday market.
“The arrival of the military personnel saved the situation but before then, many were feared death,” a resident said adding that the main target of the bandits was to steal food and kidnap people for ransom.
Another resident told Elanza News that, “Kachia market is holding every Friday and traders from far away communities always bring their grains from Wednesday and Thursday and offload them in the market.”
“This is a market that is inside the Kachia town. For the bandits to have the courage of coming to a town and attack, Kidnapped and steal food, it tells you they are up to something, ” the resident told Elanza News.
It was gathered that the injured persons are receiving treatment at some hospitals in Kachia.
It will be recalled that one of the leaders of the bandits that lead the kidnapping of the Green Field University students has vowed to embark on a different style of kidnapping in the Southern part of Kaduna State.