87 Abducted in Kaduna’s Kajuru Station Attack

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In a harrowing turn of events, terrorists launched a brazen attack on the Kajuru Station community in Kaduna State on Sunday night, resulting in the abduction of no fewer than 87 individuals, including women and children.

The assault has plunged the community into a state of turmoil and apprehension, prompting some residents to hastily relocate out of fear of further violence.

This recent incident adds to a string of attacks that Kajuru has endured in recent times, with some locals still held in captivity from previous assaults.

Harisu Dari, an official of the Kaduna Kajuru-Station Youths, recounted to journalists the events of the attack, stating that the terrorists raided the community around 10 p.m. on Sunday. They proceeded to ransack shops, looting food and other essentials.

Dari further disclosed that just two days prior, 15 women and a man were abducted in the nearby Dogon-Noma community of Kajuru. As of the latest reports, there has been no communication established with the 87 individuals abducted during Sunday night’s raid.

Regrettably, security presence in the affected area remains lacking, exacerbating the distress and trauma experienced by the villagers. Dari emphasized the urgent need for the government to reassess its strategies in combating these heinous acts of terrorism.

This incident follows a similar pattern of violence seen in the region, including the recent attack on LEA Primary School, Kuriga, where over 200 individuals, including schoolchildren and staff, were abducted. The perpetrators of that kidnapping demanded a staggering ransom of N1 billion for the release of the students.

In a recent development, the Kaduna Police Command announced the arrest of a 35-year-old man in connection with kidnapping activities in the state. Additionally, law enforcement recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during a raid on the suspect’s residence, including firearms and a blood-stained cutlass, underscoring the ongoing threat posed by criminal elements in the region.

Soukaina Sghir

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