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Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

According to reports, bandits raided Damari town in Kazaga Ward, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area, Kaduna State, and killed three people while kidnapping no less than 13 locals.

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This was said in a statement made to journalists in Kaduna late on Wednesday by Ishaq Kasai, chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union.

It was discovered that between Monday and Tuesday, a huge group of hoodlums riding motorcycles carried out an unopposed raid on the community.

The statement noted that the bandits attacked the community after the Ansaru terror group withdrew from the area.

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

 That about three weeks ago, a clash between some bandits and a splinter Boko Haram sect – the Ansaru terror sect – had left two locals dead while the casualty figures on the sides of the hoodlums could not be ascertained.

“The attacks came after Ansaru members, who were considered to be defending the locals, deserted the area for about four days now,” the chairman said.

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He added that following the continued attacks on the community, residents including women and children had fled the community for their safety.

The BEPU boss said, “On Monday 25th July, 2022 around 6:00 pm, bandits in large number on motorcycles wielding sophisticated weapons invaded Damari town of Kazage Ward in the Eastern part of the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing three people, namely; Hashimu Dan-Daura, Nazifi Adamu and Alhaji Dangude.

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

“The bandits operated in the town stylishly unchallenged for about an hour.

“The bandits also returned the following day on 26th July, 2022 around 6:00pm, forcefully looted many shops of traders in the town and on their way back to the forests kidnapped 13 persons at Hayin-Gada of the same Damari community.

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“The attacks came after Ansaru members who were considered to be defending the locals deserted the area for about four days now.

“It could be recalled that Ansaru members clashed with the bandits when they earlier invaded the town on 13th July, 2022 where damages were made to the town including burning of private hospital, two vehicles and one shop.

Bandits Kill 3, Kidnap 13 In Kaduna Community

“However, following the recent series of attacks, residents, including women and children, continued to flee the community for safety.

“We, therefore, call on the government to address the continued loss of lives and property in the area.”

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As of the time of filing this report, neither the state government nor the state police command confirmed the attack.

The state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, when contacted on the telephone, did not take his call or respond to a text message sent to him by one of our correspondents in the state.



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