Barely a day after the attack on Christmas day in Kajuru Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna report from the same local government says 16 people were kidnapped in another attack on the Anguwan Pa community on Monday, December 26, 2022.
According to a resident of the affected community, the bandits came to the community at about 7:30 pm and surrounded the village.
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”53 people were kidnapped but 37 of them escaped and returned home on Tuesday morning, leaving 16 others in captivity,” the unnamed resident told journalists.
He said that “the bandits are now attacking small villages with less population. We didn’t expect the bandits to attack Angwan Pa because soldiers were deployed to condone the area after the attack on Anguwan Aku on Sunday.”
“The bandits came around 7:30 pm yesterday and surrounded the village. They usually come in very large number and well armed. They will just sneak into a community, and before you know it, they had surrounded everywhere.”
“If you run, they will shoot you and kill you. They don’t usually enter big communities that are densely populated. They target small and remote villages that are sparsely populated. They dare to enter big villages because they are also afraid of their lives. Many rural communities in Kajuru are living in perpetual fear,” he said.
Mohammed Jalige, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, could not be reached for comment.
The incident occurred barely 24 hours after the Christmas Day attack on Angwan Aku another community in Southern Kaduna, where one person was killed and 45 others were kidnapped.
28 Killed In Fresh Terrorist Attacks In Southern Kaduna
Terrorists on Sunday, December 18, 2022, reportedly killed over 28 people in separate attacks in Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro Chiefdom in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Mathias Siman, the Council chairman, who confirmed the incident to newspapers on Monday, December 19, 2022, said he could only confirm seven people were gruesomely killed in Sokwong Community.
The attack is coming barely five days after an attack was launched in Malagum 1 killing three persons.
According to him all the houses in Sokwong Community had been completely razed down by the terrorist adding that he is yet to confirm the killings in Malagum one.
Mathias urged residents in the area to remain calm as security agencies were being deployed to carry out investigations in the area.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Kaura Local Government Area, Hon. Atuk Stephen, said over 22 people had been confirmed killed in Malagum 1, while eight were said to have been killed in Sokwong.
Atuk described the killings as deadly while calling on the Federal Government and security agencies to redouble their efforts in order to curtail renewed killings in the area.
“Attacks in our area have been consistent and multi-dimensional with efforts of the security operatives and government not seen or felt,” he added.
Mohammed Jalige, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police command, could not be reached as of the time of filing this reports