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Terrorists Kill Two, Abduct Over 50 Persons In Northwest Nigeria

Until now, Gimbiya community has been relatively safe compared to other communities such as Juji, Kakau Daji, Unguwar Ayaba, Katarma, Kafari and several more habitually terrorised in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

Two persons were killed while over 50 kidnapped in the first major terror attack on Gimbiya community in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday, Dec 3. 

An eyewitness who spoke to Daily Trust said at least “13 families were attacked in the operation which lasted for about two hours.”

Gusau, a resident of the village said the community had never experienced such an attack before and described it as the worst so far even though they have experienced pockets of abductions in the past.

 He added that many residents have moved out of the community for fear of another attack.

“They kidnapped everybody, except if maybe a particular member of the family was away,” yet another resident, told HumAngle. 

All efforts to reach Muhammad Jalige, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Kaduna proved unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls placed to his mobile phone.

Unguwar Gimbiya is in Sabon Tasha, a suburb in Kaduna. After it is Juji, Kakau Daji, and Unguwar Ayaba, communities in Chikun LGA that have remained under terror attacks. 

At Kakau Daji, almost 70 worshippers were kidnapped at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Oct. 31 2021. Two were later reported killed. At Unguwar Ayaba, residents have continued to relocate to relatively safer areas after several attacks on the community. One of such places was Unguwar Gimbiya.

Chikun LGA is so far one of the most terrorised LGAs in Kaduna State.


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Nathaniel Bivan

Nathaniel Bivan is Regional Editor Northwest/Central and Head of Solutions Journalism Desk at HumAngle. He tweets @nathanielbivan

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