Bandits attacks Birnin Gwari again, abduct four nursing mothers, eighteen others in Kaduna
By Centus Nweze
Birnin Gwari residents have cried out again over the incessant cases of attacks and general insecurity in their area after armed bandits abducted eighteen people including four nursing mothers in Mando area, Kaduna State.
It was learnt by elombah.com that the armed bandits started with house to house search for grains and other food items and properties.
According to the Press statement made available by the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU), this occurred around 1:30 am on Wednesday in Mando village of about five kilometres from Birinin Gwari town in Brinin Gwari local government area of the state.
The release signed by the Union chairman Barrister Salisu Haruna stated that the bandits struck with house to house search for grains and other food items, properties and valuables yet to be quantified.
In a Press statement titled: Security Alert In Birinin Gwari General Area”, the statement called on security operatives particulaly the Airforce Field Base in Birnin-Gwari and the governments to be more proactive in protecting lives and property“.
According to the statement, “After relative calm along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road after the sustained onslaught by security forces, we regret to inform the general public of an attack at Mando village a distance of five kilometres from Birnin-Gwari town.
“In the latest incident, armed bandits attacked Mando shortly after midnight around 1.30 am and abducted eighteen people including four nursing mothers.
“The armed bandits struck with a house to house search taking grains and other food items and properties whose values are yet to be quantified.
“The eighteen people abducted includes four nursing mothers with their babies and ten able bodied men to the bush.
“We are calling on the security personnel particularly the Air force Field Base Birnin-Gwari that is just three kilometers to Mando and the government to be more proactive in protecting lives and property“.
“We equally urge our citizen to assist in reporting suspicious elements and their collaborators”, it stated.
Speaking with the spokesperson of the Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, to confirm the incident, he promised to make his findings and get back.
“I will find out and get back to you. Jalige promised.