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Angry Youths Block Kaduna-Abuja Highway, as Bandits Kill Four, Abduct 49 in Kaduna Community


Angry youths, on Saturday, blocked the Kaduna- Abuja following the killing of four people and the abduction of 49 others in a weeklong attack by rampaging bandits in Angwan Madaki, Kakau community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The community, located on the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis, was said to have come under persistent attacks by bandits throughout the week.

The latest attack, according to sources in the community, occurred on Friday at about 10pm when the bandits stormed the community, killed two people and abducted 20 others, including the chief, his wife and brother.

Speaking in a telephone interview on Saturday, the source said a total of four people were killed, while 49 people were abducted within three days.

He said, “on Tuesday the bandits invaded the community, killed two people and abducted 15 others.

“On Thursday, they came back again and kidnapped 14.

“Yesterday (Friday) at about 10pm they came and killed two people and kidnapped 20 others including the Chief, his brother and wife.

“Throughout this week, our community had been under constant attack by bandits.

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“This angered the youths and this morning (Saturday), they blocked the Kaduna -Abuja road by the over head bridge, to express their frustration over the security situation.”

Speaking further, he said, “What baffles us is that we have the female soldiers camp close to Kakau.

“There is also another soldiers camp close to the main road, yet the attacks have persisted.

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“Our people have been living in perpetual fear and this is a community that is close to Kaduna metropolis!

“Many people have relocated to Kaduna metropolis as a result of these frequent attacks”.

Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not be reached when contacted as his telephone was switched off.

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