Bandits invade Kaduna community, kill 8 people, abduct 2 village heads among others

Friday, May 3, 2024
 – Suspected bandits attacked the Maraban Agyaro community, abducted the village heads of Kakangi and Kisaya villages, and killed eight villagers in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attackers invaded the area around 8am on Thursday, May 3, 2024, during which they also abducted four farmers who were on their respective farms.

It was gathered that the two village heads were on their way from Kakangi to Birnin-Gwari when they were abducted.

According to the the source, the eight villagers were killed as they tried to rescue the kidnapped village heads.

A local source in the area also reported that six women were abducted in the village.

The Member Representing Kakangi Ward at the State House of Assembly, Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, who confirmed the incident, said all eight people killed were from Kakangi.

"Yes, I just received a call that two village heads in my constituency were abducted and eight other people killed. All those killed are residents of Kakangi,” he said. 

Bandits also kidnapped one Danlami Abdusalami, in Zaria. 

According to his brother, Ibrahim Abdulasalami, the abductors are demanding N10m ransom. 

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