…A Councilor, 1 other escaped
…12 killed earlier
By Achadu Gabriel
Again, no fewer than 21 persons have been reportedly abducted by kidnappers ialong kachia road, when the armed gangs unleashed terror attacks on the victims on KadunaSouth.
The attacks allegedly occurred in late hours of Friday when the armed men in military uniforms abducted the 21 persons along the road in Idion village in kajuru local government area of kaduna state.
Councilor, Zonkwa Ward in Zango kataf local government area of kaduna state, Luka Bako, who is one among the two persons escaped from the kidnapper’s attacked in the bush told journalist that they escaped through the bush and assisted by some locals.
A statement made available to journalists in kaduna on Saturday night averred that “In the late hours of Friday armed men who came in large number, dressed in military uniforms adubted 21 persons along kaduna- kachia road at Idon village of kajuru local government area of kaduna state.
“Councilor of Zonkwa ward in Zango kataf local government area of kaduna state, Luka Bako, who is one among the two persons that escaped from the kidnappers in the bush disclosed this to AIT, he explained that they ran through the bush and later found themselves at Mararraban Kajuru, where they were assisted by the locals, calling on government to beep up security in the area to avoid further occurrence.
Contacted, kaduna police command spokesman Muhammad jalige, could not respond before the time of filling this report.
Similarly, Gunmen reportedly killed 12 locals and burnt houses when they attacked a community at Na’ikko village in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.
Those who survived the attack have fled their homes to neigboring Barkallahu village in Igabi local government area of the state,where they now as IDPs.
The Commissioner for internal Security and Home affairs in Kaduna state, Mr.Samuel Aruwan ,had visited the IDP settlement and commiserated with the locals. He appealed to them “to recourse to the law and to shun any form of reprisals.”
The state government,he said,”will do everything within its powers to arrest the mastermind of the attack,” he said.
A survivor, Malam Nura Haruna told the commissioner that he had lost two sons and two brothers.
According to him,”the bandits came to the village and started shooting us.We are appealing to the security agencies and the state government to find the gunmen and bring them to justice.”