Residents flee Kaduna community over incessant terrorists’ attacks, abduction of scores
Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) says it is deeply touched and heavily concerned over the high level of anxiety in Damari town of Kazage Ward, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State making the people deserting the community en masse over continuous daily attacks by Armed bandits.
A statement issued by Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Ishaq Usman Kasai, on Saturday said the people of Damari are fleeing en masse following incessant attacks by terrorists that besiege the farming community on “vengeance mission” over Ansaru terrorists group who have since relocated from the area.
‘’The precarious situation and the high level of insecurity in the area, women and children were seen trekking for safety. As at Eleven o’clock on Friday morning, about 20 vehicles were seen moving out with escapees, the statement said.
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‘’The Union has reported two days ago the cruel activities of bandits, killing and abducting people in Damari and adjourned areas.’’
‘’On Thursday 28th July, 2022, the bandits passed through the same Damari town shooting sporadically; and came back to the town in the early hours of Friday which is a Market Day, snatched motorcycles, seized money from marketers, rustled cattle and kidnapped scores including a grain businesses man.’’
‘’This is coming after Ansaru terrorists group who were considered “protecting” the community against armed bandits have relocated to other area.’’
‘’It is against the recent daily recurrent attacks by armed bandits vis a vis reliable information available to the locals on bandits planning serious attacks against the community that made the locals deserting the town en masse for safety.’’
‘’Presently, there is no presence of security agents in the town. It is against this disturbing situation that we are calling on the authorities to, as a matter of urgency, mobilize security personnel to the community in order to arrest the situation.’’