Terrorists kill one, kidnap eight others in Kaduna

Terrorists on Tuesday carried out a deadly assault on the Banono Angwaku community situated in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attack resulted in the death of one individual identified as Christopher Zamani, while another person sustained injuries, the assailants abducted eight individuals during the raid.

The eight victims were identified as Kauna Fidelis, Tina Bulus, Alice Joshua, Sarah Micah, Janet Amos, Martha Peter, Rita Joefrey and Favour Ado.

A resident of the LG, Dauda Manyu, who confirmed the incident to PUNCH Online on Thursday in Kaduna, said the terrorists also stole money, two motorcycles, food items and other valuables.

The attack came barely 48 hours after 61 villagers were abducted in the Buda community of the same Kajuru Local Government Area.

Kajuru and Chikun LGs had in recent two weeks become the hot-bed of kidnapping, causing tension in the state.

He said, “The only solution to this kidnapping spree is for the government to engage the local hunters and collaborate with the military to comb our forest. There is a need to mount 24-hour surveillance on cattle routes because that’s their route.

“The people are going through hard times coupled with the hard economy in the country. These terrorist activities pose great challenges to our farmers, no one can access their land to farm peacefully in the coming rainy season.

“How do we surmount the hunger that has grappled our country? The government and the military must be sincere and devise means of tackling these challenges immediately.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan is yet to confirm the development.


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