About 44 people have been kidnapped by bandits from Kanwa community in the Zurmi Local government Area of Zamfara State.
A source told Daily Post that the bandits moved from house to house on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
The source added that the community of late has experienced pockets of attacks by the bandits, lamenting that the situation has caused fear in the hearts of the residents.
A notorious bandit leader called Dankarami, according to the source, is alleged to have led the mass abduction of the people in the community.
He further explained that Dankarami has been terrorizing residents of Zurmi – Birnin Magaji – Jibia axis in Zamfara and neighbouring Katsina states, saying that his activities have caused serious setbacks in all spheres of life to the people.
Following the abduction of the 44 persons, the bandits were yet to call relatives of the victims to demand for ransom.
Muhammad Shehu, the spokesman of the state police command, could not be reached to confirm the incident.
Nasarawa: Bandits Invade Civil Defence Commander’s Home, Abduct Wife
The wife of the Commander, Nigeria Security, and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC’s Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad, Deputy Commandant Apollos Dandaura, has been abducted in Nasarawa State.
Daily Trust gathered that the abductors, who were carrying AK-47 rifles, invaded the victim’s residence and started shooting sporadically to scare residents before they took her away.
Daily Trust learnt that the Commander’s younger brother, who is also a personnel of the NSCDC, was shot during the incident in Lafia, the Nasarawa State Capital.
He is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Lafia and is reportedly responding to treatment.
The incident, our correspondent gathered, occurred on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at about 8:30pm.
The Commander’s wife was kidnapped around B. A road in Lafia.
Confirming the incident to our correspondent on Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Command of NSCDC, Mr Jerry Victor, stated that the whereabouts of the victim was still unknown.
According to him, the command had already deployed its personnel to the area in order to rescue the victim unhurt, adding that the kidnappers are yet to reach out to the command and the family of the victim.
FG Has Allowed Bandits Destroy Nigeria – TY Danjuma
Theophilus Danjuma, the former minister of defence, has said the country would be reduced to nothing if bandits terrorising the country are not rooted out.
He said their mission is to re-colonise the people and alluded to the warning he issued some years back which he said has vindicated him today after being called a liar by the Ministry of Defence.
Danjuma spoke on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Wukari, during the recent action of the staff of the office to the 25th Aku-Uka of Wukari, HRM. Manu Ishaku Adda Ali Amatakitswen.
According to him, “our country is under siege by armed bandits.
“When some few years ago I warned that the armed forces are either not capable or unwilling to protect us and that we must defend ourselves, the first denial about what I said came from the ministry of defence.
“They said I was lying and they set up a kangaroo board of inquiry to investigate the truth or otherwise of what I said.
“They invited me to come and testify but I did not go. They wrote their report which stated that I was only speculating and that there was no evidence. But now there is evidence.
“The whole country now is being overrun and one very clear thing that is happening now is that these foreign invaders are destroying everything and our government allowed them to come into the country.
“As a soldier, my training teaches me that the best defence attacks. Right now we are all sitting dogs and these people are armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction.
“They are trying to recolonise us and take over our land. This country with the largest population of black men is being brought to ruin by absolutely useless criminals.
“My prayer is that God almighty that has given us this land would give us the courage to face up to our enemies, locate where they are and root them out; driving them out of the country otherwise Nigeria is finished.”
Gen. Danjuma also urged the new monarch to unite the Jukun race to ensure its people rally around to defend themselves.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa-ad Abubakar (II) on his part urged the youths to join hands with the new monarch to promote peace among the various ethnic nationalities under his jurisdiction.
He also pledged the support of his chiefdom to the Aku-Uka whenever such is required.
Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku and his Counterpart from Plateau state, Simon Lalong who also spoke, used the occasion to enjoin all descendants of the Kwararafa kingdom to come together for the good of the Jukun race.
Source: Daily Post