Terrorists kill retired soldier, kidnap more than 20 residents in northwest Nigeria

Terrorists killed a retired soldier, Sunday Agbo, on Monday, December 21 after his kidnapping alongside some 20 residents of Unguwan Gwari in Sabon Tasha, in the local government area (LGA) of Chikun in Kaduna , North West Nigeria, HumAngle can relate.

The incident took place around 9 p.m. WAT.

Other victims included Kuyet Esther Amos, her mother and father were kidnapped, but her father was allowed to return, possibly due to his age.

“We heard a soft knock and when my dad asked who it was the voice kept saying ‘your neighbor’,” Kuyet said.

“I was about to tell him not to open the door when he did. When he saw the terrorists, he struggled to close the door, but they pointed their guns at him and threatened to shoot him.

“They took them near a river and came back to continue their mission,” said Titus, a resident who met the terrorists in the neighborhood.

They had asked him to go to bed and demanded that he tell them who the wealthy people were in the area. “They split into groups and operated in different parts of the neighborhood,” he said.

At the time of HumAngle’s visit, there was a large crowd on the street where Kuyet lives, including a few other houses affected by the attack.

One of the victims whose wife was abducted said that “the boys were talking about fulfillment.”

Although Nigerian military personnel arrived at the scene, it was too late, residents told HumAngle.

A crowd of supporters outside Sunday Agbo’s home. Photo credit: Nathaniel Bivan / HumAngle.

Sabon Tasha and the surrounding neighborhoods have been the epicenter of terrorist attacks for several months.

Recently two families have been kidnapped at Unguwan Bulus and Oil Village.

There was also the attack on Unguwan Gimbiya where two men were killed and more than 50 residents abducted. Before that, nearly 70 members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Kakau Daji were kidnapped with two later reported to have been killed.

Currently, there is a Nigerian military campaign in parts of the northwest such as Zamfara and Sokoto.

Reacting, ASP Mohammed Jalige, the public relations officer of the Kaduna State Police (PPRO) pointed out that there is a joint operation underway which will be extended to Chikun LGA to put down the activities of terrorists. .

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