NIGERIA – Bandits Kill 35, Abduct 58 Others, Demand N100m Ransom in Kaduna – 10 Villages attacked

AF-FEEDNEWS | John Shiklam in Kaduna | Jan. 13, 2020

About 35 people have been reportedly killed while 58 others were said to have been abducted following the invasion of 10 communities by bandits in Chikun and Birnin Gwari Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State.

The hoodlums were said to have demanded for the payment of N100 million ransom for the release of their victims. The bandits were said to have invaded the communities on January 6, 2020, sacking the villagers.

Some who fled their homes, have taken refuge at Unguwan Bije Community Secondary School, Gonin Gora, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis while others were said to have fled to other communities.

Speaking when the President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Mr. Jonathan Asake visited the victims yesterday at the school, Pastor Habila Sarkin Noma, said the bandits had called to say “we must produce N100 million as ransom if we want to have them alive.”

He alleged that the attackers were Fulani herdsmen who have been attacking the villages persistently, “but we always find ways of surviving them”.

He said the herdsmen “would graze on our crops and threatened to kill us if we protest.

He said “sometimes when they attack and take captives, we will manage and pay ransom. Even after paying, sometimes they kill the victims.

“But the attacks that took place on January 6, 2020, was the worst. They killed a total of 35 people and kidnapped a total of 58 in 10 villages.


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