Just In: Tension in Top Northern State as Bandits Kidnap 40 Worshippers, Demand N200m Ransom

Just In: Tension in Top Northern State as Bandits Kidnap 40 Worshippers, Demand N200m Ransom

  • Terrorists have abducted over forty people which included members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement in Kaduna state
  • In fact, the unknown gunmen are said to be demanding a huge sum of N200million naira from the family of the victims
  • This Southern Kaduna Peoples Union who confirmed this sad development, disclosed residents of the area, are under siege at the moment as bandits have taken over the metropolis

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The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), has alleged that over 40 people, including members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement, in Bayan Kasuwa Quarters of Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, have been abducted by terrorists.

According to a report by The Punch on Monday, September 19, the union in a statement by its national president, Dr. Awemi Maisamari, disclosed that the bandits had reached out to families and were demanding N200m before the abductees could regain their freedom.

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Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement, Kaduna State, terrorists
Kaduna residents are restless as terrorists have continued to carry out fresh attacks in recent times. Photo credit: Nasir El-Rufai
Source: Facebook

Where the incident occurred

Meanwhile, SOKAPU also revealed that the incidents took place on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13, at the Kasuwan Magani area of Kajuru LGA, some few kilometres away from the metropolis.

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More revelations by SOKAPU

Maisamari noted that there was still no breathing space for communities in the southern part of the state as terrorists kept attacking residents.

He said:

“There is still no breathing space for communities in Southern Kaduna. Terrorists, jihadists, bandits and armed herdsmen, have continued to plunder and wreck communities in the southern part of the state.

Number of victims kidnapped so far

He added:

“As at now, 45 people have so far been confirmed abducted.
“Yesterday, however, September 18, 2022, the abductors made contact with some people in the town via phone calls and claimed that only 40 persons were held by them.

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“They demanded for a ransom of N200 million, but negotiation is still on going. We do not know the identity or the fate of the 5 missing persons yet.”

Nigerians react

Nigerians in their usual manner reacted to the sad news. They took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and aired their views on the unfortunate development.

Klin Isaac Bob maintained

"If this state was to be in the south, it would have been declared a ' state of emergency '."

Ezenwa Christopher stated

"Southern Kaduna,Nassarawa and jos indigenes are the most organised and educated people I have always admired in the north,I pray for peace to return to southern kaduna."

Joshua Asiuloka Odinaka wrote

"APC government is the worst thing that has ever happened to Nigeria, from top to bottom."

Okaa Ubah said

"Look at the situation Tinubu plugged Nigerians into,,,, for promoting Buhari on 2015."

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Omogbolahan Adebayo noted

"I wish this bandit can focus on d leaders alone and stop disturbing d innocent citizens.
"If their family members are victim,let c their reaction."

Muhammed Musa prayed

"Ya Allah where ever Nigerians are give them the maximum protection and replenish what ever they have lost during the administration of this Bandits.
"They are all in UK and US, receiving revenue from Bandits.
"What a failure."

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Source: Legit.ng

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