Bandits suspected to be kidnappers have abducted five persons, including a school headteacher and killing one person in two separate attacks on villages in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked Doka village along the Funtua Road on Wednesday afternoon, killing one person (a fuel attendant), abducting two while two others were injured.
Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguards, Ibrahim Nagwari, stated this on Thursday.
He said the headteacher, Dangamji Primary School, AbdulHafiz Abdullahi, was abducted by the gunmen.
According to him, the bandits also wounded three members of a local vigilance group and kidnapped many travellers from their vehicles in another attack around Polwaya and Gayam villages at about 5pm on Wednesday.
He said the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road had been deserted as a result of the activities of bandits while the entire Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari bordering Zamfara and Katsina states was taken over by armed gangs who attacked villagers at will.
The chairman said the local government was under siege following the activities of the bandits which prevented the villagers from going to farm and engaging in other activities.
He therefore called on the Federal Government and security agencies to act decisively on the bandits and their collaborators before the entire villages were consumed by the carnage.
“The notorious Unguwar Yako, Kwanan Mahaukaciya and indeed entire Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway have been overtaken by bandits terrorising and abducting innocent people especially women and children.
“In the last three weeks, bandits have launched a major onslaught against innocent civilians and motorists across Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”