Barely 24 hours after the kidnap of 45 residents in Aku Community, bandits have again abducted 16 people in another attack on Angwan Pa community in the same Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Monday at about 7:30 pm.A source said the bandits invaded the community at about 7:30 pm and surrounded the entire village.
According to him, 53 people were abducted but 37 of them escaped and returned home on Tuesday morning, leaving 16 others in captivity.
He said small villages that are sparsely populated are now the targets of the bandits.
“We didn’t expect that the bandits will attack Angwan Pa because, after the attack on Anguwan Aku on Sunday, soldiers were deployed to condone the area.
“The bandits came around 7:30pm yesterday (Monday) and surrounded the village. They usually come in very large numbers and well armed.
“They will just sneak into a community, before you know it, they have surrounded everywhere.“If you run, they will shoot you and kill you. They don’t usually enter big communities that are densely populated.
“They target small and remote villages that are sparsely populated. They dare not enter big villages because they are also afraid of their lives.“(People in) many rural communities in Kajuru are living in perpetual fear,” he said.
There was no official confirmation either from the state government or the state police command.The spokesman for the state police command, Mohammed Jalige, could not be reached as he neither picked his call nor respond to text message sent to his cell phone as of the time of filing the report.