21 persons have been kidnapped in two separate attacks by suspected bandits in Udawa village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
17 of the abducted persons (including four others who sustained injuries from gunshot wounds) were revealed to be family members.
According to a source named Houssaini, four people were kidnapped on Friday while 17 others were taken on Sunday on their way to the farm at about 7 am.
He revealed that by the time the security personnel in the village rushed to the scene of the occurrence, the bandits had already escaped with their captives into the bush.
“Yesterday, a family of 21 were going to the farm, but about one and a half kilometers away from home, they were attacked by gunmen. Four of them sustained serious injuries from gunshots while 17 of them were abducted.
Also, on Friday, at about 7:00 am, four people were abducted while on their way to the farm. You know there is serious hunger. People are finding it very difficult to feed, but now that the maize is done, many families depend on it to feed. We have started harvesting maize which we use for feeding because there is no food.
The head of this family of 21 was riding on a bike with one of his sons and two daughters to the farm when the bandits opened fire on them after abducting 17 members of the family.”
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