63 people were reportedly abducted by suspected bandits who attacked Agunu Dutse and Katul communities in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Thursday.

Sources say the terrorists invaded the area around 12:30 am, Thursday, and abducted the victims to the forest.

A title holder in the affected community, Galadima Agunu, said: “It was around 12:30am that our volunteer vigilante noticed some unusual movement in the outskirts of the community about 200 metres away and they flashed torches as a trick of communication but there was no response.

“And the kidnappers operated for like 10-20 minutes but noticed that the vigilante were on high alert. One person from the community, Abubakar Sule, was injured during the attack, but he is presently receiving treatment in a medical facility.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna State was yet to react on the development.