Two locals have been killed by terrorists who attacked communities in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Nigeriacrime.com also learned that the terrorist also abducted about 30 locals in Shiwaka, Unguwan Bagudu and Sabonlayi communities.
Although the Kaduna State Police Command is yet to react to the incident, a survivor, Mallam Isa said the communities affected were Shiwaka, Unguwan Bagudu and Sabonlayi.
Isa said that more corpses may be found in the bushes if a thorough search would be conducted.
According to him, the terrorists attacked the communities because the locals could not pay levies imposed on them.
“They attacked today Monday 5th June 2023 around 11:30 am while most people went to their farms. It is the deadline of the imposed levy by bandits.”
“For now, farmers are afraid to go to farms for their safety as such looming food scarcity is imminent unless the situation is arrested,” he said.
“We are still appealing to President Tinubu that people in our communities are ever ready to assist in dealing with this menace.”
“The problem is that, based on experience, even if the levy is paid, the bandits will never stop carrying out their attacks against innocent locals.”
“These weeks, many attacks were carried out at various locations by the bandits with many unreported victims and casualties. The capital of Birnin-Gwari was stormed by bandits twice this week. So the situation is escalating, sincerely,” he said.
In a related development, no fewer than 37 locals were killed by bandits in communities around Tangaza, Sokoto state for allegedly not paying levies they posed on the communities.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the communities affected were Rakkah, Rakkah Dutse, and Gwadabawa Kwari among others.
A community leader who confirmed the incident revealed that over 27 were already buried.
He alleged that security operatives in Sokoto were hard to reach at the weekend because of poor communication and baa d network.
According to him, that was not the first time the bandits unleashed terror on the communities, calling on the government to come to their aid.