Gunmen Kill 3, Abduct 8 others in Attack on Southern Kaduna Community

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An early Sunday morning attack by unknown Gunmen on Buda Community, Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State left three people dead and others abducted.

According to a statement by the National President of the Adara Development Association, Awemi Dio Maisamari, the attack took place at 2am, in the wee hours of Sunday.

He said many of the missing were abducted by the assailants whom he said were armed Fulani militia.

Excerpts from his statement read,

Today, Sunday, 6th September 2020 at 2.00am, the Adara community of Buda, in Buda Ward of Kajuru Local Government came under another deadly attack from suspected Fulani militia.”

“The premeditated and unprovoked attack claimed the lives of three people namely Rev. Alubara Audu, 45, with five children; Adamu Tata, 40, with four children and Ishaku Peter, 37, with five children. Furthermore, the following persons were abducted – Sani Peter, 25 and Esther Sani Peter, 20.

“At around the same time, the terrorists also abducted five people from neighboring Kemara Rimi community of Buda Ward. They are Ojo Aminu, 35, Danfulani Makaranta, 37, Namiji Gwamna, 36. Ali Musa, 36 and Grace Mathew, 16.”

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The statement further noted that a similar attack which took place on August 16th at Kallah village on the bank of River Kaduna. The group leader said the attacks in the area have never really stopped and some of their communities were occupied by the invaders.

“This resulted in the death of Mr. Danladi Abashi, a 50-year-old farmer who ventured near the villages that were invaded and are still occupied by Fulani herdsmen in the Kallah/Gefe/Libere area of Kajuru LGA. His body was only recovered with the help of the police because the herdsmen disallowed Adara people from even approaching the occupied enclave.

“Similarly, the incidents of abductions of innocent people for ransom are also continuing.

On 27th August, 2020, five incidents of kidnapping occurred including that of Daniel Shuaibu and Abednego Paul from their residence at Maraban Kajuru.

“During the operation, Mr. Sunday Barau was shot and injured and the abductees are still with their abductors because his helpless family has been unable to meet their demands.
“Also, on 2nd September, 2020, four persons were abducted from Rafin Roro village in Kasuwan Magani Ward of Kajuru LGA. One of them managed to escape and three are still being held.”

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