Marauding gunmen who kidnapped some girls from Zamfara State, have flaunted three out of them in a trending video, hanging rifles on their necks as they threatened to recruit them for subsequent incursions.
WikkiTimes learnt that the girls were abducted on June 5, at Bungudu local council. They were kidnapped alongside 23 others including two wives and three children of a former accountant general of the state.
The girls were seen wailing as they carried firearms on their necks. They begged that their parents come to their aid.
Wikki Times gathered that the armed bandits raided Furfuri, a town 7 km away from Gusau, the state capital, late Sunday night and kidnapped many people.
“We are not videotaping you to harrass you, calm down and talk,” urged a background voice.
Speaking in Hausa, one of the girls said: “Help us father, you might never get to see us again, they threatened to recruit us into their troops, they don’t want your money, please listen to their demands, we are suffering.”
Prior to thatl, one of the terrorists had clarified that they do not wish to release the girls on monetary ransom because they are looking to enlarge their numbers.
The terrorists also threatened to use the girls to abduct more people including students.
“Terrorism is misunderstood. We are not all bad people but you don’t give us the benefit of doubt,” one of the bandits said.
It was gathered that the terrorists have pocketed a huge sum of money from the girls’ parents. Yet they refused to free them.
Nearly a decade now, Zamfara and other states have been experiencing different forms of terror attacks leading to loss of lives and properties.