No less than 50 villagers have been kidnapped by terrorists.
The unhappy incident occurred at Damari neighborhood within the Birnin-Gwari Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.
In line with Punch, the incident which occurred on Saturday night time compelled tons of of locals to flee the communities.
Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives’ Union, Ishaq Kasai, made this recognized in an announcement on Sunday night time.
Kasai famous that within the final 5 days, related authorities, in addition to most people, had been alert on the heartless assaults by terrorists in the neighborhood (Damari) following the withdrawal of Ansaru, a splinter group of Boko Haram from the realm.
He mentioned, “The unhappy occasion within the final 72 hours in Damari city of Kazage Ward within the Jap a part of Birnin-Gwari Native Authorities Space Kaduna State has reached a catastrophic scenario.
“As at Saturday, bandits encircled Damari and kidnapped about 50 individuals, shortly earlier than and after troops from Army field-base from Dogon-Dawa went to the city and escorted some remnants of the residents who have been keen to maneuver to consolation zones in neighbouring communities and even to as distant Zaria.
“Essentially the most worrisome scenario is the place a pregnant girl was working away alongside her colleagues and was left away by the fleeing teams the place she fell down and delivered a child boy. Sadly, each the mom and the newborn misplaced their lives immediately.
Kasai added, “Damari is taken into account as the biggest city in all the Jap a part of Birnin-Gwari and with this worrisome improvement, about 20,000 individuals, together with girls and kids, are rendered internally displaced.
“Even at present, the bandits returned to the city unchallenged, burnt a automobile, kidnapped scores, intercepted and maltreated individuals, a critical improvement that displays the extent of great insecurity scenario dealing with our neighborhood.
“These calamitous atrocities of bandits have made the individuals of Damari, the agrarian neighborhood that yearly produced over 600 tonnes of maize grains, abandon their ancestral houses and farms for security.
“BEPU is extremely involved over the ugly scenario of the residents of Birnin-Gwari LGA, significantly these within the native communities the place regardless of all efforts to attract the eye of upper authorities for motion as entails of their constitutional tasks has failed.
“BEPU is deeply sympathizing with all the people of Damari over these trials and assures them of continued efforts towards supporting them in all possible ways, especially in humanitarian emergency needs, and would never relent on advancing engagement with Government, whose major and primary responsibility as enshrined in the Constitution is the protection of lives and properties of the citizenry, to do the needful.”