Advertisement

Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims

Gunmen ‘kill 35’ in Kaduna, demand ‘N100m ransom’ for 58 victims
January 14
09:23 2020
Advertisement

About 35 people have been reportedly killed and another 58 abducted after suspected bandits invaded 10 communities in Chikun and Birnin Gwari local government areas of Kaduna state.

The gunmen were said to have invaded the villages and carried out the attacks on January 6, and subsequently demanded the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims.

The attacks had caused some residents to panic and flee their homes, taking refuge in government schools and other communities.

Speaking when Jonathan Asake, president of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), visited victims of the attack on Monday at aschool, one Habila Sarkin Noma, a clergyman,  said the bandits had call  to say “we must  produce N100m as ransom if we want to have them alive”.

He alleged that the suspects were herdsmen who have been attacking the villages persistently, and “would grace on our crops and threatened to kill us if we protest”.

“Sometimes when they  attack and take captives, we will manage and pay ransom. Even after paying, sometimes they  kill the victims,” Habila said.

“But the attacks that took place on the 6th January, 2020, was the worst, they killed a about a total of 35 people and kidnapped a total of 58 people in 10 villages.”

He listed the affected villages to include Badna, Zankoro, Hayin Damisa, Unguwan Badole, Badimi, Kuderi and Unguwan Doma in Chukun LGA while others include Rumana Gbagyi, Rumana Hausa and Malomo in
Birnin Gwari LGA.

According to him, the invaders came in hundreds and were well armed.

Addressing journalists during the visit, Asake asked the government and international community to come to the aid of the victims.

“As you can see from the way these people are, they are seriously traumatized and needed immediate assistance to be able to fold on,” he said.

“We have been told that the suspected bandits destroyed all their farm products and also destroyed their houses leaving them with nothing to call their own.

“Here at Ungwar Beji, there are about 200 of them with no food, beds or clothes while we are also been told that about 8,000 of them have converged at Buruku with nothing with them.

“Worst of all, most of the children are sick. This calls for concern on all people of good will to come to their aid in any kind in order to give them hope of survival before steps could be taken on the area of their education.”

TheCable could not independently verify details of the attack and casualties as calls placed to Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, were not answered.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2020 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement