Banditry: Another 16 People Kidnapped in Birnin Gwari.
In the last twenty-four hours, Sixteen people were kidnapped along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highways, six people from the same family.
The latest incident occurred on Tuesday evening around 5.30 pm according to an eyewitness in two separate raid by armed bandits around ‘Tashar keji/tsuntsaye’ near Kuriga and Palwaya near kwaga along the deadly highway of Kaduna-Birnin Gwari.
“We can authoritatively confirm the two incidents and the Kidnapping of sixteen people mostly artisan miners and the demand of one million naira each per head as ransom”.
Those kidnapped are:-
(all from the same family) as well as
*SARKI and five others.
While three people (commuters) complete the number of those kidnapped yesterday.
“It is our view that the armed bandits have turn Birnin-Gwari to an enclave of terrorism. Our sources of livelihood haVe been eroded, our social life diminished, our commercial/economic activities grounded”.
The people of Birnin-Gwari are crudely pushed to the extreme wall with the escalating of Kidnapping on a daily basis unchallenged.
We urge the Federal government to declare a total war with armed bandits in Birnin-Gwari and also brand armed bandits as terrorists.
Also the President should as a matter of urgency compel Kaduna State governor to relocate to Birnin-Gwari until peace is restored.
This organization strongly advocate for a military operations in Birnin-Gwari and neighboring border areas of Niger and Katsina states.
Enough is enough.
Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari
Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance.
26th September 2018
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