Terrorists kill 9, abduct 35 others in Kaduna communities  

Terrorists, usually referred to as bandits have killed nine people, injured nine residents and abducted 35 others, including a retired Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) director, his brother and the brother’s wife, in Kwasam, Kauru Local Government (LGA).

The terrorists’ onslaught also happened at Gwada and Kerawa communities, located at Igabi LGA of Kaduna state. 

Blueprint gathered that the terrorists at about 10am on Friday night attacked Kwassam where they killed six people, injured two and kidnapped five residents.

 At Gwada and Kerawa, the terrorists shot to death three, injured seven and kidnapped 30 people. 

This is just as Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state condoled with families of the kidnappers’ victims, while he appealed for continuous aggressive military operations against bandits across the state. 

According to an eyewitness, the bandits struck Kwasam and picked two people who, at gunpoint, led them to the residence of the retired staff  CBN and abducted him. 

The source said the bandits moved to the family house of the retired CBN staff and abducted his brother and the brother’s wife. 

Residents rushed out in an attempt to rescue the victims, but the bandits fired shots at them killing six people and injuring two others. 

The source listed those killed by the bandits as, Danmasani Gwaska, Mrs. Giwa John, Kapishi Barmu, Ganya Ubangida, Shigama Salisu and Gani Magawata. 

Those kidnapped include: Mr. Zakariya Markus (retired CBN director), Mr. Monday Markus (Zakariya’s younger brother), Mrs. Monday Markus (Monday’s wife), Mr. Alhamdu Makeri and Baban Fati of Kauru. 

Governor Sani sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones in Igabi and Kauru local government areas. 

The governor spoke through the Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, at Gwada and Kerawa villages, during an on-the-spot assessment of the security situation in the area, in the company of the Garrison Commander, One Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Muhammad Kana, alongside other military commanders and security forces working in the general areas. 

The governor’s representative said: “We are here on behalf of Governor Uba Sani to first of all condole with you over the lives lost in Kerawa and Sabon Birni Wards in Igabi LGA and also Kwassam, Kurera and Kan Makama communities in Kauru LGA. May Almighty God grant the deceased eternal rest, and grant a speedy recovery to the injured. 

“I want to assure you that we are also here for an assessment of the security situation. Troops are presently carrying out operations in these locations, to which you have attested. The Governor of Kaduna state is not relenting in his efforts, and he is also working towards sustained aggressive military operations in the frontline locations and emerging fronts like Kauru LGA.”  

The delegation had earnest meetings with traditional leaders, led by the Acting District Head of Sabon Birni, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, as well as religious and community leaders drawn from Dunki, Gwada, Bina, Maraci, Tami, Karshi and Kerawa villages, where issues critical to the improvement of the security situation were discussed. 

The governor’s delegation is expected to pay similar visit on Kajuru and Kauru local government areas of the state.