Many travelers kidnapped in Kaduna

Armed people blocked the Birnin Gwari highway on Tuesday in Kaduna Statekidnapping many travelers and burning at least eight vehicles, said a group of neighbors in the area. According to reports, the armed men blocked the road, intercepted a convoy of motorists between Kuriga and Manini, near Udawa, and kidnapped an unspecified number of people. Ibrahim Nagwari, president of the Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, a vigilante group, said the gunmen had been active in the area in recent days. “In the past four days, terrorists have besieged motorists on the Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway, kidnapping, killing and injuring many innocent citizens,” he said. He said that despite being active in the area, residents did not report their presence. He also blamed the Nigerian authorities for not doing enough to address insecurity in the area. “In today’s sad event, terrorists set eight vehicles on fire, while untold numbers of innocent motorists, mostly women and children, were held up in the bush by terrorists for ransom. “Clearly, it is clear that the unholy marriage of bandits and Ansaru (Boko Haram) has declared an all-out war on our people, but the political will of the authorities to honor their oaths to protect the life and property of our citizens remains. a mirage “While politicians are committed to their mission to seize power come 223, none of the gladiators seeking elections have an agenda to emancipate our people from the slavery of terrorists and evildoers. Furthermore, none of these politicians saw fit to visit Birnin-Gwari to see the delegates, instead calling the delegates to Kaduna for consultations. ALSO READ: Insecurity: 70 travelers allegedly kidnapped in Kaduna “We always appreciate the efforts of the security staff in their passion to reduce the precarious insecurity that plagues the general Birnin-Gwari area. But our people have reached a point of no return, hence the need for the people of Birnin-Gwari and the communities along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highway to stop travel on this notorious highway with immediate effect from tomorrow until the security situation improves. “This organization advises all of our citizens to exercise the utmost restraint and obey all the rules of the land and seclude themselves in prayers for Allah to intervene to deal with terrorists and their collaborators within our communities. Likewise, we pray for the safe return of our people, mostly women and children who were kidnapped. “We are citizens of this country and not prodigal sons who remained wandering, like ‘Sheep without a shepherd.’ State Homeland Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Samuel Aruwan did not return our reporter’s phone calls seeking comment on the incidents. Contacted for comment, the Kaduna police spokesman promised to release a statement later. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Many travelers kidnapped in Kaduna