Local terrorists known as bandits have launched attacks on two villages in Bauchi, resulting in the abduction of a nursing mother and 12 others in separate incidents. The assaults occurred on Saturday night in the Gumau and Burra areas of Ningi and Toro LGAs,wikkitimes report.

In Ningi, they abducted Adama Abdulsalam, a nursing mother and the wife of a businessman in Yadagungume town. Musa Adamu, a Gumau resident in Toro LGA, expressed concern over the resurgence of bandit attacks in the region, which have led to both casualties and abductions. He explained that residents had to pay ransom to regain their freedom.

He mentioned that the bandits had attacked their community and kidnapped Babangida Danrimi and Saleh Jange. This surge in banditry has had a crippling effect on business activities in the area.

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Residents in the vicinity of Burra Forest in Ningi also highlighted the urgent need for increased security to counter the bandit menace. Manu Garba, a community leader in Ningi, noted that banditry had resurfaced shortly after security agencies had arrested some terror elements.

He reported that the bandits had returned, terrorizing Ningi residents and kidnapping six individuals, including a 20-year-old nursing mother and her baby. They had invaded and attacked three communities within three days, abducting four people in the process.

On a Thursday night, gunmen attacked Sanga, a community in Kwangoro village, Ningi LGA, abducting one person and subsequently demanding ransom. During the same night, they targeted Billiri Gorore Village in Lumbu, kidnapping two residents, Chibi Lumbu and Siba Lumbu.

The Caretaker Chairman of Ningi local government area, Ibrahim Zubairu, confirmed the incidents and described them as terrible. He immediately mobilized security personnel to the affected communities for rescue operations.

He mentioned that they were actively working to address the security challenges that had disrupted peace and tranquility in the area. He also highlighted the previous 16 days of harmony in the local government before the recent wave of attacks.

Efforts to reach Ahmed Wakili, the spokesperson for the Bauchi Police Command, for comments were unsuccessful as calls went unanswered and a text message sent remained unanswered at the time of this report.


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