Marauding terrorists locally known as bandits, over the weekend, wreaked havoc in Kaduna communities, killing at least, three locals and abducted 22 others.
WikkiTimes learnt that the abducted persons are all farmers in different villages under Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to a statement obtained by WikkiTimes, Ishaq Usman Kasai, chairman, Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) stated that the terrorists also carted away an unspecified number of motorcycles from farmers.
“On Saturday 24th September, 2022 around 7:30pm, armed bandits invaded Hayin Gada of Damari Community in Kazage Ward, killed 2 locals (namely; Sanusi Zubairu and Kabiru Zubairu) and kidnapped 12 persons,” the statement read.
He further stated that bandits also pillaged some shops in the same community during the attack.
The statement continued: “In same day, another group of armed bandits killed 1 and kidnapped 6 persons at FARM CENTER around Birnin-Gwari/Kaduna Road.
“The bandits also kidnapped four others at Dajin JANGALI and seized 3 motorcycles (Bajaj Model) from farmers at Kamfanin Doka area.
“BEPU observes with serious concern the way the armed bandits continue to invade various communities and loot goods at shops unchallenged.
“The Union will never relent in it’s continuos call on relevant authorities to intensify effort towards combating terrorist activities in Birnin-Gwari LGA especially at this early crop harvesting period.”
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, was not available for comment. He did not respond to calls placed via his line. At press, he had not responded to WikkiTimes’ enquiry.