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Terrorists Kill Retired Soldier, Abduct Over 20 Residents In Northwest Nigeria

The attack in Unguwan Gwari is one among many in Sabon Tasha, Chikun LGA of Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.

Terrorists killed a retired military personnel, Sunday Agbo, on Monday, Dec. 21 after he was kidnapped alongside about 20 residents of Unguwan Gwari in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, HumAngle can report.

The incident took place at about  9 p.m. WAT.

Other victims included Kuyet Esther Amos, her mother and father were abducted, but her father was allowed to return, most likely due to his age.

“We heard a gentle knock and when my father asked who it was the voice kept saying ‘your neighbour’,” Kuyet narrated. 

“I was about to tell him not to open the door when he did. When he saw the terrorists, he struggled to shut the door but they pointed their guns at him and threatened to shoot him.”

“They took them near a river and returned to continue their mission,” Titus, a resident who encountered the terrorists within the neighbourhood, said. 

They had asked him to lie down and demanded that he tell them who the rich people in the area were. “They divided themselves into groups and operated in different parts of the neighbourhood,” he said

As of the time HumAngle visited, there was a large crowd on the street where Kuyet lives, including a few other houses affected by the attack. 

One of the victims whose wife was abducted said the “boys spoke Fulfude.” 

Although the Nigerian army personnel arrived at the scene, they were too late, residents told HumAngle.

A crowd of sympathisers outside Sunday Agbo’s home. Photo credit: Nathaniel Bivan/HumAngle.

Sabon Tasha and neighbourhoods surrounding have been the epicentre of terrorist attacks for some months now. 

Recently, two families were kidnapped at Unguwan Bulus and Oil Village. 

There was also the attack on Unguwan Gimbiya where two men were killed and over 50 residents abducted. Before then, almost 70 members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji were kidnapped with two later reported to have been killed.   

Currently, there is a Nigerian military campaign in parts of the Northwest such as Zamfara and Sokoto.  

Reacting, ASP Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) pointed out that there is an ongoing joint operation that will be extended to Chikun LGA to checkmate the activities of terrorists.


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Nathaniel Bivan

Nathaniel Bivan is Features Editor and Head of Solutions Journalism Desk at HumAngle. He tweets @nathanielbivan

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