Again, terrorists kidnap scores in fresh Kaduna attack

Suspected terrorists have attacked the Buda community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, abducting about 61 people.


The state and police authorities are yet to confirm the attack, but a resident of the area said that the bandits invaded the village on Monday night at about 11:45 pm, where they kidnapped 61 people.


According to a resident, Dauda Kajuru, the kidnappers invaded the community in large numbers and started shooting sporadically.


“What happened yesterday was terrifying. The bandits came intending to abduct scores of people that’ll outnumber that of school pupils in Kuriga Village of Chikun Local Government Area, but the swift response of soldiers who were not more than 2 kilometres away from Kajuru curtailed the number.


“My siblings were part of those abducted yesterday and based on the information available as of this morning, the bandits with their victims are yet to get to their destination, ” Manyu said.


He lamented that since the removal of an Army Commander popularly known as (Tega), banditry activities have resumed in full force around the Kajuru Local Government villages.


“I’ll tell you in confidence that when Commander Tega was around, their activities stopped, and one could go on occasions without any fear of being kidnapped because he knows their terrain and the mode of their operations.


“It is unfortunate Commander Tega was removed from Kajuru Local Government when we’re experiencing the return of peace in our villages,” he said.


Another resident, Lawal Abdullahi, who escaped the incident but whose wife was among the victims, also confirmed 61 people were abducted.


He said men, women, and children, including a nursing mother of two weeks, were among the victims.


“The situation devastates me because we have not heard from them since the incident happened on Monday.


“We’re appealing to the government to take action and ensure our loved ones return immediately,” he said.

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