- Bandits struck terror in the minds of residents of Kerawa Village, Giwa local government area, Kaduna state
- The criminals, according to reliable sources, succeeded in kidnapping at least 12 persons including 10 females
- Residents, including a youth leader, confirmed the attack which left the area in confusion and pain
Giwa, Kaduna - Bandits on Friday, December 31, attacked Kerawa village in the Giwa local government area of Kaduna state and kidnapped12 persons, including 10 women.
According to a youth leader in the community, Jamil Kerawa, who confirmed the fearful development, the bandits' operations were unchallenged.
Speaking with Daily Trust on the attack, Kerawa said:
“They abducted 12 people two male and 10 women after killing one person. One other was injured and rushed to hospital in Zaria. We need help in Kerawa because only God is protecting us.”
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The youth leader called on the state government to deploy security forces to the area so as to return calm and order.
Another resident in the village disclosed that his brother and nephew were among those abducted, adding that the attack left the entire community in chaos.
Kaduna bandits bow to troops' superior firepower, abandon kidnap mission
Meanwhile, Nigerian soldiers sent packing a gang of bandits who invaded Sabon Tasha GRA in Chikun LGA in Kaduna in the wee hours of Saturday, December 11.
The armed gang which torched a house on fire failed to kidnap the owner after troops responded to distress calls.
It was gathered that the bandits, although engaged the soldiers in a gun duel, later fled upon realising that the troops had superior firepower.
A Chikun resident who identified himself as Benjamin told journalists that the criminals went on a house-to-house raid.
“We thanked God the Soldiers arrived on time, if not the story would have been bad because they came to pick the house owner but fortunately the house was empty and the bandits set the house on fire out of frustration."
Troops arrest CJTF commander, give details of how he aids bandits
In another news, the Nigerian Military had accused a commander of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Aminu Sani, in Rigasa area of Kaduna state of aiding banditry in the state.
Sani, popularly known as Bolo in the area, was arrested by troops of the Nigerian military's attached to Operation Thunder Strike and Whirl.