UGM: Gunmen abduct over 30 farmers in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists reportedly kidnapped over 30 farmers in the early hours of Saturday in the Chikuri community of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A resident, Dogara Peter, who confirmed the sad incident to The PUNCH on Saturday, said his mother and his sister were among the victims.

According to him, the victims were abducted while working on Maikudi’s Farms.

Peter noted, “Our community has been thrown into confusion as we have yet to establish any contact with the abductors.

“We want the security agencies and the government to swing into action and ensure our people return safely.

Peter lamented that this was the third time people were kidnapped in his family, noting that it has crippled their family economically.

“We have nowhere to raise money for any ransom, the whole community is traumatised by this sad situation. Our last hope lies in the security agencies and the government”, Peter added.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls put to him by our correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

✍️ Israel Bulus