JUST IN : Again, Armed Bandits Abduct Head Teacher, Two Others In Kaduna

Gunmen have abducted, the Head Teacher of Dangamji, Primary School, AbdulHafiz Abdullahi and two others at Doka filling station, while two others were shot and seriously wounded.

Earlier on Wednesday morning around 8.30 am heavily armed bandits, opened fire on vehicles around Polwaya and abduct a bread vendor, about Ten kilometers from Birni-Gwari.

Solacebase recalled that on October 3, suspected gunmen invaded Engraver’s College abducted six female students aged between 16 and 18 years, their matron and a teacher.

The kidnappers were said to be demanding for N80m as ransom.

According to, Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari in a release, said the armed bandits strike again on Wednesday near Gayam village, wounded three vigilantes and abduct people from vehicles. The notorious Unguwar Yako, Kwanan Mahaukaciya and indeed entire Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway have been overtaken by bandits terrorizing and abducting innocent people especially women and children.

‘’In the last three weeks, armed bandits have launched a major onslaught against innocent civilians and motorists across the length and breadth of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, ‘’said Nagwari.

‘’On a daily basis, the armed bandits carry their nefarious act along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway in broad daylight without any challenge from the security personnel that are stationed in Birnin-Gwari. The strategic Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road has been deserted, while the entire Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari neighboring Zamfara and Katsina States is now surrounded by armed bandits.”

‘’It is apparent to state categorically, that, Birnin-Gwari is once again under siege by bandits and the handful security personnel and state officials are paying leap service to our plight of general insecurity of lives and property.’’

‘’We have noticed with, dismay, the way, and manner our people are subjected to a horrified and traumatized situation by the armed bandits that prey on human beings every day on various communities, villages, and settlements in Birnin-Gwari Local government area.’’

‘’While we appreciate previous efforts by the security personnel against armed banditry in Birnin-Gwari, we hope the government of Malam Nasiru El- Rufa’i, will not treat our people as prodigal sons. ‘’

‘’With the current tension, fear and inability of peasant farmers to go to their respective farms because of activities of bandits, we strongly call on the Federal government, Kaduna state government and the security agents to act decisively on the bandits and their collaborators before we are consumed by the bandits. Enough is enough.’’

Efforts by Solacebase to get a reaction from the Kaduna Police Command proved abortive as the Spokesman DSP Yakubu Sabo’s phone was not attended to.


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