Vanguard Newspaper have reported that Eighty seven passengers travelling along Birnin Gwari – Kaduna highway were recently abducted by kindappers around there. Yetn another tragic incident in the around the Birnin Gwari communithy. It was reported that victims were chosen based on appearance before being led into the bushes by the armed kidnappers.
The incident was confirmed by the NURTW (National Union of Road Transport Workers) that were around the area during the time of the kidnapping. An official of NURTW said: “Over 15 vehicles including long trucks, buses and commercial cars were intercepted by the armed bandits who selected their victims from their look and dressing and herded them into the bush”
“We learn that the kidnappers have started communicating and negotiating with the families of their victims, demanding for ransoms in millions of Naira. A man and a woman were killed today while four additional passengers were also kidnapped.”
The Chief of Army staff Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has ordered his troops to take a hold of the situation in the Birnin Gwari local government in Kaduna within the next three weeks. This is what the Army Chief had to say:
“We are no longer going to adopt the defensive approach, it must be offensive. Since the battle has been brought to you, you must take it back and crush them wherever they are. The killings must stop, the wanton destructions of properties must stop, not only within Kaduna state but across the country”
“In the next two, three weeks, there must be a very resounding result that will bring these criminals to their kneels finally. They are not coming from the moon, or coming from outer space, they are within this territory. I don’t know why you cannot go to where they are and get them fished out”
“Am happy with the initiative of the General Officer Commanding 1 Division and all the commanders for the new approach and I want to see a decisive result at the end of this operation. The commanders have briefed me thoroughly of your challenges and be rest assured we have already started addressing some of these challenges”
“We must respond decisively and commanders must be personally held responsible for any lapse, they must decide and take appropriate action, and anything outside that, they must be held responsible. The next deployment must commence immediately. Other areas of logistic support, your welfare, be rest assured we will do our best to provide for you.”
From these comments, The people of Kaduna can expect Safety coming soon.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper