Terrorists have kidnapped over 26 persons in two days in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.
On Tuesday Feb. 15, an attack took place in Idon village of Kajuru where 18 people were kidnapped, Dantuma Makama, a resident and immediate past Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman of the LGA said.
An earlier attack occurred on Monday Feb. 14, where 12 people were abducted in Kallah and an undisclosed number in Afogo.
“Last Thursday night a councilor was kidnapped in Rimau and his son and a village head killed,” Makama said. “They are still in captivity.”
He also told HumAngle that the local government has been under daily attacks and that his uncle who had been abducted since Nov. 2021 was released on Feb. 14, 2022.
“Bandit attacks are threatening our peaceful co-existence because people are accusing either Muslims or Christians. We hope it doesn’t escalate and become a problem for us,” Makama added.
Aminu Aliyu, a youth leader and resident of Kasuwan Magani said since Friday, Feb. 11, “there has been only news of killings and kidnappings in Kajuru every day.”
HumAngle contacted ASP Mohammed Jalige, Kaduna State’s Police Public Relations Officer, who said he would “find out” and get back to this reporter, but he was yet to do so as of the time this report was filed.
Currently, the activities of terrorists is a major thorn in the flesh of Kajuru people as many terror attacks remain unreported. The abduction of the LGA’s Emir, family members, and aides in 2021 is one singular event that received major media attention.
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