The Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Emirate of Progressives Union (BEPU), expressed worry over the high level of tension in Damari town of Kazage Ward in Birnin-Gwari, Local Government Area of Kaduna State, causing people to leave the community en mass over a continuous attack by terrorists in the State.
Ishaq Usman Kasai, said “Today, the people of DAMARI are fleeing en masse following incessant attacks by terrorists that besieged the farming community of Damari on vengeance mission.
“The precarious situation and the high level of Insecurity in the area, women and children were seen trekking for safety. As at Eleven o’clock this morning about 20 vehicles were seen moving out with escapes.
“The Union has reported two days ago the cruel activities of terrorists and bandits, killing and abducting people in Damari and adjourned areas.
He noted that “Yesterday Thursday 28th July, 2022, the bandits passed through the same Damari town shooting the Air sporadically; and came back to the town in the early hours of today 29th July, 2022 which is a Market Day, snatched motorcycles, seized money from marketers, rustled cattle and kidnapped scores including a grain businesses man.
“This is coming after ansaru members who were considered “protecting” the community against armed bandits have relocated to another area.
“It against the recent daily recurrent attacks by armed bandits vis a vis reliable information available to the locals on bandits planning serious attacks against the community that make the locals deserting the town en masse for safety.”