JUST IN: Terrorists kill vigilantes, abduct two village heads, others in Kaduna

Some terrorists have reportedly killed eight vigilante members and two different individuals in Kakangi and Unguwan Matinja communities within the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The village heads of Kakangi and Kisaya villages underneath Kakangi Ward have been additionally kidnapped.

A resident of the LG recognized as Idris Khalid, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, mentioned the gun-wielding males invaded the villages at about early Thursday.

The eight vigilante members who have been killed in Kakangi have been Bala Kamba, Abdurrahman Musa (Ubale), Kabiru Dan Dugui, Hambali Abu, Aliyu Abu, Nura Jika (Maleka), Mubarak Musa (Dan Wamba) and Ikra Hantsi.

Khalid added that the 2 victims within the Ungwan Matinja group underneath Gayam Ward have been recognized as Christopher Abubakar and Isah Gambo.

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He mentioned the vigilantes have been attacked whereas trailing the kidnapped victims who have been kidnapped on their option to a burial between Kakangi and Sabon Layi.

“The vigilantes engaged the terrorists, killing scores of them however couldn’t rescue the 2 conventional rulers and others.

“Normally, anytime there’s a kidnap incident, the vigilantes at all times path the terrorists to rescue the victims.

“It’s unfortunate that in the process, eight gallant officers of the vigilantes who have been sacrificing in ensuring the safety of our people were lost,” the resident mentioned.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, ASP Mansir Hassan, mentioned, “We are investigating the matter to unravel the true story because the area where the incident happened had a network problem.”



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