Armed bandits have successfully taken over Kuriga village, located in Chikun local government in Kaduna State forcing the villagers to flee for their dear lives.
The villagers made up of women and children arrived at Birnin-Gwari on Wednesday as internally displaced Parsons, IDPs, because of the high rate of insecurity in the state.
This was stated by a group known as the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, in a press statement available to journalists.
The press release reads below “Kuriga village situated along notorious Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highway has been attacked by bandits nine times.
“The latest was on Tuesday night in which five women and men were abducted and cattle carted away by bandits.
“We urged all security and intelligence personnel to be on alert and salvage this ugly situation.”
From information gathered the notorious bandits already sent a later dated Thursday, 18th April, to vacate the area for them to take over or else they will be abducted.
When the press contacted DSP Yakubu Sabo, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, he did not respond to calls to his mobile phone as at the time of filing this report.
It will be recalled that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State last month stated that about nine people which includes children were killed in an on Nandu Village located in Sanga local government area of the state.He stated this in a press released made available to newsmen by on his behalf by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan
The attackers who are suspected as a notorious herdsmen also burnt down about 30 houses
“The Kaduna State Government has been briefed by the security agencies on the killing of nine persons by criminal elements who attacked Nandu village in Sanga LGA in the early hours of today,” the statement read.
“The security agencies have so far recovered nine corpses, including children. The attackers also burnt several houses in the village. The government condemns this attack on the life and security of citizens and appeals to our communities to resist those who do not want peace.
“The governor, on behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, commiserates with the families of the victims and prays for the repose of their souls.
“Government, security agencies, traditional and religious institutions will continue to work towards sustainable peace. In this moment of grief, we must come together to defeat the machinations of those who have no notion of respect for the lives of others.
“Violence has left an unacceptable toll of death and injury, loss of livelihoods, pain and fear. We must overcome this by respecting our common humanity, settling differences peacefully and promptly reporting threats and suspicions to the appropriate authorities. Evil will never triumph over our common humanity.
“Security agencies have been deployed in the area, and the State Emergency Management Agency has been directed to immediately provide relief materials to the affected community.”
SOURCE: DAILYPOST, THE CABLE
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