A 7-year-old boy simply identified as Ayuba has been killed by a stray bullet as bandits attacked Paikon Basa community in Gurdi ward, Abaji Area Council of Abuja.
According to a resident, James Gwatana, who spoke to Daily Trust, the bandits wielding sophisticated weapons invaded the community on Friday night, July 15.
He said a couple were also hit by stray bullets during the attack.
“In fact, the entire Paiko community was terrified because of the sound of gunshots of the bandits. It was as a result of the sporadic shooting that a 7-year-old boy was killed,” he said.
He said the bandits abducted four residents and raided some shops where they carted away food stuffs.
The district head of Gulida, Abubakar Sadauna, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust via telephone, said the couple who were shot had been taken to a private hospital for treatment in Gwagwalada.
“I later received information over the weekend that two among the four kidnapped victims, later escaped from the abductors den,” he said.
He said the Yaba police division headquarters had been informed about the attack, adding that the police went to the scene and saw the corpse of the 7 year-old boy before it was buried.
It was further gathered that the bandits proceeded to neigboring Mawogi community, two kilometers away Gasakpa and abducted six villagers.