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Two people have been killed while 50 others were abducted when terrorists invaded Anguwan Gimbiya, a suburb in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis.
The terrorists who were said to be in large numbers, stormed the community on Thursday night unleashing terror on residents. A resident of the area said the terrorists probably acting on information from an informant went to 13 selected houses.
According to him, one of those killed was “slaughtered like a ram.”
He said, “The terrorists were many and they went to selected houses. It’s like they were operating based on informant information.
“They operated for over an hour and killed two people and abducted 50 others. “One of those killed was slaughtered like a ram. “A woman whose husband travelled was abducted alongside her children.
“They went to 13 selected houses and took 50 people.
“It’s like they were acting on informant’s information because of the way they operated.
“There was no help from anywhere and we were at their mercy. They had a field day as nobody could resist them. We are in big trouble.”
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammad Jalige, did not respond to telephone calls and a text message when contacted.
Despite efforts by government to end criminality in Kaduna State, the menace seemed to defy solutions as the criminals continue to unleash terror on residents.
The latest incident came when 61 members of the Baptist Church who were abducted during a church service on October 31, 2021, are still in captivity as the terrorists had demanded N99 million for their freedom.
On November 22, a deadly attack along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway claimed the life of Hamida Sagir, a retired Director of Protocol at the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) while several other people were reportedly abducted.
The state government had on September 30, shut down telecom networks in some parts of the state, among other measures adopted to fight bandits.
The telecom networks were restored on November 22, 2021.