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#Insecurity: Bandits Launch Fresh Attack In Kaduna, Kill One Soldier, Abduct Foreigner

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Bandits have reportedly killed a soldier and abducted a  Zimbabwean farmer in a farm located at Anchau town of Kubau Local Government Area of Kaduna State, according to Headlinenews.news investigative reports.

According to reports, the incident was said to have happened on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, around 1:30 pm.

A source in the area said; ” the bandits invaded the company around 1:30pm on Wednesday. A vigilante working in the community identified the Zimbabwean as one Mr Charles Choko.”

”They attacked and killed a soldier working in the company’s farm and also kidnapped one Mr Charles Choko from Zimbabwe and one Yusuf Aliyu Bello from Kano state.”

“I saw a team of security agencies on Friday ‎going into the nearby bush in search of the victims”, he said.

When contacted, the Police  Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised journalists that he would find out the details.

This is the latest of the series of attacks carried out by bandits in Northwest zone of the country and especially, Kaduna state.

Earlier this month, bandits attacked Chairman Nothern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi’s family, abducting his daughter-in-law and her four children in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This is coming barely one month after Sadiq, one of his sons was released from captivity, after spending five months.

Ango Abdullahi’s son was among the over 60 passengers abducted on a Kaduna-bound train in March, 2022.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed worries over the deteriorating security challenges, stating the country is ‘sitting on a keg of gunpowder.’

A community leader in Birni Gwari area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Zubairu Abdulra’uf, stated that the constant attacks on communities had paralysed economic activities in their rural areas and made travelling in the area impossible.

His statement partly reads; “For the past three years, this is what the Birnin-Gwari people have been enduring and we are now in a state of hopelessness and frustration.

“When people are frustrated, they will now look for the best option for themselves which is to arm themselves if the government cannot protect them,” he said.

He, therefore, urged the government to do more to stop banditry attacks and other criminal elements threatening national security.

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