Residents of Kakuri, Nasarawa, Kurmin Gwari, Angwan Tarke, Romi, have run into their houses for safety, while some took cover, upon hearing the sound of a Nigerian Airforce Helicopter flying over their skies mistaking it for bandits.
Daily Post reports that the residents who were initially busy performing their daily routines took cover, thinking that bandits may have devised another means, of attacking them.
They said they could no longer trust anyone, including the government or security agents, alleging that most attacks are backed by some highly placed individuals in the country.
A resident of Kurmin Gwari, Shuaibu Murtala said “on many occasions, helicopters fly past to the North or South.”
He said some residents who were outside, upon hearing the sound of the helicopter, left what they were doing and ran into their homes for fear of attack.
He said we have always feared bandits attacking us using helicopters.
Another resident, Maryam Yusufu said they have heard many stories of attacks using helicopters, or the Airforce mistakenly bombarding villages, killing innocent people who they took for terrorists.
John Bulus, a resident of Sabon Tasha said, “I don’t know what these people are looking for always, around our environment, as we are not close to the forest.”
He said each time he hears the sound of a helicopter, he becomes jittery, looking for where to hide, for fear of the unknown.
Also, Mrs. Juliana Moses, housewife and resident of Kakuri said that the state government should always enlighten them on every step taken against bandits and terrorists.
According to her, due to the volatile nature of Kaduna State, residents should always be updated on the happenings.
The Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Airforce, could not pick up his calls at the time of filing this report, in order to react to the incident.