In the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, at least one person has been slain and seven others kidnapped by bandits.
Three ladies and four men are among the abducted victims.
According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday in Anguwar Gajere village, Kutemashi Ward, Birnin Gwari local government region.
The robbers were alleged to have rushed the community on motorcycles and began shooting indiscriminately, killing one person in the process before whisking the other seven away to an unknown destination.
Over 50 cows belonging to locals from the same village were also rustled by the criminals.
This is the most recent in a slew of attacks across the state.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai decried the state’s recent wave of insecurity on Tuesday.
He claims that the level of insecurity has resulted in significant hardship among locals, which he laments.
“As Governor of the State, I am deeply disappointed that our significant investments in security have yet to result in the defeat or significant degradation of criminals,” the governor remarked.
During the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incidents Report for the Second Quarter of 2021, he made the remarks.
According to the report, 222 people died in the past year as a consequence of violent attacks, communal confrontations, and reprisals. While 774 people have been kidnapped in all.
With banditry and kidnappings on the rise, President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to combating all forms of insecurity in the country, promising to deploy all resources to keep the West African nation safe.
‘‘In the circumstances, we must do everything in our power, regardless of distractions, to put an end to their operations and bring them to justice,” Buhari said last week to members of the National Assembly.
‘‘We must not be sidetracked from our goal or waver in our dedication, and I am convinced that by working together, we will succeed in our current endeavours.”
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