Kaduna: 36 Persons Reportedly Kidnapped in Fresh Bandit Attack

Kaduna: 36 Persons Reportedly Kidnapped in Fresh Bandit Attack

  • Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan has visited the affected communities after a fresh bandit attack
  • It was gathered that at least 36 persons were abducted during an invasion by the bandits on Sunday, June 19
  • Residents of the community recounted that there was also an invasion of a church by the bandits where three church worshippers were gruesomely killed

Kaduna, Kajuru - Emerging reports have confirmed at least 36 persons have been abducted following a fresh bandit attack in Kaduna.

According to Channels TV, the attack was launched on Sunday, June 19 in four communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna state, bandits
Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan visited the affected communities. Photo: Samuel Aruwan
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It was gathered that the bandits had attacked the four communities during which they killed three worshippers from two churches and also took away several other residents.

Legit.ng gathered that residents of the communities in a meeting with security agencies on Monday, June 20 revealed that there has been an incessant attack on their communities.

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Residents lament bandit invasion, appeal for military intervention

They disclosed that the attack has affected their means of survival as farmers could no longer go to farms to cultivate because of the fear of bandits.

Community leaders however called on the government to come to their rescue and help salvage the situation in other for them to return to their normal life.

They appealed for the government to intervene by stationing a military camp in Kajuru in other to impede imminent attacks from bandits.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan was present at the meeting as he also interacted with residents in a bid to submerge insecurity in the community.

Also present at the meeting are Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Yekini Ayoku, other heads of security agencies in the state, community leaders, and the chairman of Kajuru Local Government Area.

Kaduna train attack: Freed victims mentally unstable, families raise alarm, seek FG’s intervention

In another development, aggrieved families of the 70 passengers kidnapped by suspected bandits in an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna bound train on Monday, March 28 have raised alarm over the mental health of the freed victims.

In an interview, the chairman of the victims' families have called on the federal to see to the release of the other passengers in the kidnappers den.

Dr Abdulfatah Jimoh disclosed the remaining victims are not in good condition as they are seriously disturbed in the forest.

“Keep hope alive”, defence chief, Lucky Irabor tells families of Kaduna train attack

Families of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack have been urged to keep hope alive as the quest to bring back abducted victims in the den of bandits continues.

This statement was made by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, during a live broadcast on the state of security in the country in commemoration of the democracy day celebration.

While reflecting on the incident of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Irabor stated that efforts are ongoing to secure the release of the 51 kidnapped victims.

Source: Legit.ng

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