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Bandits attack 17 villages, displace 2,000 in Kaduna

by CredibleNews

No fewer than 2,000 people have been displaced by bandits who attacked 17 villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
One of the victims and village head of Unguwan Gibe, Jibrin Abdullahi said the attackers came to the after noon on Sunday. 
”The problem started when vigilante decided to help the community to deal with the bandits in their hideout. They don’t allow us to go to the farm, the vigilantes wanted to bring an end to this, but when they reached the bandits hideout they were overpowered and the bandits said since the community has decided to attack them we will not have peace,” said Abdullahi.
He identified the villages that were displaced as Tura, Unguwan Gebi, Unguwan Dangauta, Unguwan Nayawu, Unguwan Makeri, Jagani, Sabon Gida, Dallatu, Unguwan Alhaji Ahmadu, Sabon Gari, Kusau, Gidan Sarkin Noma, Unguwan Pati and Unguwan Tofa.
The Chief Imam of Izala Mosque, Ibrahim Usman said the bandits have been terrorising the community even before Sunday’s attack and called on government to do the needful, to enable them to return home.
The refugees attempt to stage a demonstration by blocking the Kaduna-Zaria highway was thwarted by security agents. The Imam pleaded with the victims to be law-abiding and not to take laws into their hands.
Also, the village head of Birnin Yero, Alhaji Umar Danyaro, where the victims are camped, described the situation as very unfortunate. “The bandits had been disturbing the people in their villages; on a daily basis they kidnap at will, kill, take away their goods and animals.”

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