Terrorists kill two, abduct 18 in fresh Kaduna attack

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In Ungwan Dantata,  the Gefe community of Kallah Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, two people have been confirmed dead while 18 people kidnapped by terrorists.

Sujada Ayuba,  a resident confirmed the incident on Tuesday, saying that the terrorists invaded the village on foot on Monday morning at around 1:am.

The victims killed were identified as; Ezra Badama and Nagode Ibro while those abducted are identified as; Nehemiah Sukuni, Rebecca Nehemiah, Sadam Gane, Alice Sadam, Jashu’a Sukuni, Rhoda Isaac, Isaac Dako, Patience Godwin, A’ishatu Ezra, Damaris Nathan, Justina Afis, Gabriela Nathan, Daniela Nehemiah, Jackson Sadam, Amame Ezra, Benedict Monday, Enoch Yohanna and Igwe Saleh.

Ayuba revealed that since November last year, terrorists have been constantly disturbing the people of the Gefe community and they cannot remember alot of money spent as regards the payment of ransom.

“This community is in dire need of Government support and their major activity is farming. We’re already in the Rainy season now, and most of them cannot access their farmlands for fear of being kidnapped. They’ve sold all that they harvested and some even sold their lands just to raise money for the ransom of their loved ones, adding no food, and money to buy fertilizer. We need Government intervention like; food and fertilizer to help cushion the effect of hunger in our Community.

“We’re appealing to the Government to assist deploy security operatives in the area to help restore the confidence of the community. Some victims had earlier told us that they trek with terrorists passing different Villages and crossing major roads to their destination.

“Having security forces around the area will help in apprehending these terrorists that have been causing nightmares in our Communities. There are vantage positions where security forces can block the moment people are kidnapped or killed by terrorists,” Sujada added.

He further said that contact were yet to be made with the terrorists as regards the negotiation of ransom.

ASP Mansir Hassan, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, when contacted did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by newsmen.

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