By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Over 50 heavily armed gunmen were said to have laid siege on Juji Community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted the wife, children and security guard of popular Kaduna medical doctor and owner of Chris Joja Lounge, Dr. Ataga on Saturday morning.
An eye witness told AUTHENTIC News Daily that the men stormed the community at about 10:30pm on Friday night in an attempt to overpower the police personnel manning the police post in the area, but could only succeed after six hours of exchange not gunfire.
They were said to have gained access to Dr. Ataga’s residence at about 4am, taking away his wife, children and a security guard.
The source also said that in the process, a vigilantes from the community was shot dead.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna State Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo said that he was yet to be briefed on the situation but promised to call back when he gets details.