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


“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


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


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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