Insecurity: Terrorist Bandits kill many, threaten 22 others over unpaid ransom




Insecurity is becoming pervasive daily, following panic at Ungwan Bulus in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State terrorist bandits have killed three of the 26 villagers abducted on March 21.

After abducting them, the bandits had demanded N20 million ransom for each of the captives.

The bandits executed three of the victims Monday night, threatening to kill more by 12 noon yesterday if their demands were not met.

The chief of Ungwan Bulus, Gideon Haruna Goni, who confirmed the killing of the three victims, said the bandits called the community to inform them that they should pick the corpses around the Dutse community along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.

He said the corpses had been retrieved, adding that the bandits said if the family failed to pay N20 million each for other captives before 12pm yesterday, the remaining victims would be killed.

We came together as a community; raised some amount and they called us and told us to pick the corpses of victims at Dutse. They threatened to kill more, especially women, if their demands were not met. Twenty six were abducted, one was released, three were killed,” he said.

He explained that the person who was released was considered on health grounds.

The chief, who appealed to the abductors not to kill any of the victims, pleaded with the state and federal governments to come to their aid.

The Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, was yet to respond to phone calls as at the time of filing this report.