Bandits on Saturday struck at the Iri Station community near Idon in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State where they kidnapped 14 locals.
Although the police were yet to react, Supervisory Councillor of Admin, Finance and Health in Kajuru Local Government Council, Bala Jonathan said those kidnapped were Abdullahi, Yakubu Isah, Samson Julius, Angelina Julius, Pasema Daniel, Junior,Bobo Julius, Saratu Mohammed, Asenath Sunday, Confidence Jerry, Barnaki Sunday, Moses Kenneth, Danladi Goma and Ummi Jibrin.
“These are the names of abducted persons in Iri Station which we have discovered for now. The sad event happened in the early hours of today, June 4, 2022”, he said.
He said some of their people earlier kidnapped were still in.captivity because their relations were not been able to raise the ransom demanded by the bandits.
The kidnapping cases in and around Idon ward of Kajuru are becoming a recurring event that has led to the impoverishment of the people of the affected communities who have to do away with their life savings and farm produce to pay ransom to redeem their loved ones from ‘unknown’ gunmen who victimised them at will,” he said.