- Criminal groups in Nigeria's northwest region continue to wreak havoc on communities
- Kaduna state, in particular, remains a hotbed for banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism be various criminal groups
- Two foremost community leaders are the latest casualties of an unending carnage by violent groups in Kaduna state
Daily Trust is reporting that suspected bandits invaded Kawaran Rafi village in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state and killed Danleeman Isah, the Chief Imam of the village.
According to the report, the bandits stormed the deceased’s residence, shot him dead, and left the location without taking any items or hostages.
It was gathered that the murder of the cleric has been linked to his vocal stance against the killing and kidnapping of citizens by bandits in the area.
Similarly, suspected kidnappers have murdered the Sarkin Yaki of Godogodo, Mr. Yohanna Abu.
The Kaduna state commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killing of the two community leaders in a statement.
Moses Baba wrote on Facebook:
“Defend yourselves. Nigeria is like a family without parents. Defend yourselves.”
Chris Nwakor asked:
“This is really pathetic! Everyday blood must be shed in Nigeria. And those whom we placed at the helm of affairs are not doing anything. Some have relocated their families to UAE etc living us at the mercy of bandits and terrorists. When will this end?”
Emmanuel Nwanneh wrote:
“When you talk about the alarming rate of insecurity in this country, some Buhari loyalists will defend him to the core. This is beyond politics, religion, or tribe. The country is not safe.”
Hashim Nyabali wrote:
“Those people are Boko Haram, nothing like bandits.”
Daniel Aikhomun wrote:
“Northern Nigeria is a complete state of anarchy. The only functioning state is the federal capital. It's unfortunate, a state of emergency has not been declared. The government has lost control.”
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Audu Ogbeh, has revealed what happens after captives are rescued from the clutch of terrorists and bandits following payment of ransoms.
Ogbeh, a former minister of agriculture, said that with information available to the ACF, the criminals divert the ransom money into the purchase of arms.
In a related development, General Kunle Togun (rtd), former boss of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and current chairman, Oyo state Amotekun (Security Network) corps, has revealed that foreign Fulani herdsmen are planning to overrun the southwest region of Nigeria.
According to him, the wave of banditry and kidnapping in the southwest is a result of alien terrorists’ infiltration of the region.
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