Terrorists abduct ’87’ in fresh Kaduna attack

TERRORISTS have reportedly whisked away 87 people in the Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.

The attack occurred between the night of Sunday, March 17 and the morning of Monday, March 18, after the terrorists allegedly launched onslaughts on two communities of Gangere and Aguna under the Kufana District of the Kajuru LGA.

Attempts by The ICIR to get the details of the attack from the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, Mansir Hassan, were unsuccessful as he neither picked up calls nor responded to messages sent to his mobile line.

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However, confirming the incident, one of the communities’ youths, Harisu Dari, told the Punch hours after the attack that the terrorists broke into several shops, stole food supplies and other valuables, and whisked away 87 residents.

According to Harisu, there has been no communication with the kidnapped residents and their captors.

“As of the time I visited the community this morning, security operatives have not been drafted to help restore the confidence of the villagers.

“The villagers are traumatised by the sad development. The government needs to re-strategise in tackling these terrorists,” he said.

The ICIR reports that the attack is the latest incident of insecurity in Nigeria. On March 16, this organisation reported that despite promises of security, 703 persons were abducted within eight days under President Bola Tinubu.

On Sunday, March 3, some women were abducted by terrorists on their way to the bush to get firewood in Borno State.

They were reportedly swooped upon by gunmen in the Bula Kunte Bush, in Ngala Town, where the bandits freed older people among them and went away with the younger women.

Amnesty International (AI) claimed that more than 400 displaced people were abducted in Borno State in the first week of March.

On Thursday, March 7, a school teacher, Sani Abdullahi, said at least 287 students and a principal, Abubakar Isah, were abducted when bandits invaded the Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary and Junior Secondary School, Kuriga, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.



    Abdullahi said this when the state Governor Uba Sani and some other state officials visited the school hours after the abduction.

    He said 187 students were abducted from the secondary school section and 125 from the primary school section of the school, totalling 312 students.

    Similarly, the Police in Sokoto confirmed to The ICIR on March 10 that bandits abducted 15 students and a woman in the state.

    According to the police, the students were taken from the Gidan Bakuso area of Gada Local Government Area in the state.

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