Terrorism

Terrorists Storm Kaduna Community, Kill 20, Abduct 50, Loot Barns, Livestock, Burn Houses 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

Hungry terrorists have allegedly raided a community in Kaduna State, killing 20, abducting 50 persons, looting barns, livestock and setting houses ablaze last Thursday and yesterday, Sunday.

The unrelenting marauders raided and took over Damari town in Kazage Ward of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, leaving hundreds of villagers homeless and forlorn.

Chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Ishaq Usman Kasai, expressed sadness over the development in a statement on Monday 1 August, 2022.

Apart from abducting and killing the villagers, Kasari lamented that the terrorists also looted property, food barns, livestock and set many buildings and vehicles on fire.

He claimed that the union had reported the cruel activities of bandits in Damari and adjourning areas two days ago.

“On Thursday, July 28, 2022, the bandits passed through the same Damari town shooting in the air sporadically and came back to the town in the early hours of Friday which is a market day, snatched motorcycles, seized money from marketers, rustled cattle and kidnapped scores, including a grain businessman.

“Hundreds of residents have fled the community which is really sad. There has not been the presence of security agents in the town. It is a disturbing situation that we have been calling on the Kaduna State government and security agencies to come to the aid of the people but so far, that has not happened.

“It is really sad seeing our people abandon their farms. They’re also leaving their property. The bandits have taken over Damari as we speak because they’re going house to house carting away foodstuffs and people’s property as if there is no government.

“People with their animals are still leaving as there’s no military presence. There is a military super camp at a nearby community called Mu’azu, but they’re yet to respond to our emergency calls. Maybe they are waiting for something which we don’t know,” the statement read.

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