In the early hours of Saturday, gunmen suspected of being terrorists kidnapped over 30 farmers in Chikuri town in Kaduna State’s Chikun Local Government Area.
Dogara Peter, a villager who confirmed the tragic incident to newsmen on Saturday, said his mother and sister were among the victims.
He claims that the victims were kidnapped while working on Maikudi’s farms.
Peter noted, “Our community has been thrown into confusion as we have yet to establish any contact with the abductors.
“We want the security agencies and the government to swing into action and ensure our people return safely.
Peter bemoaned that this was the third time individuals in his family had been kidnapped, noting that it had financially ruined their family.
“We have nowhere to raise money for any ransom; the whole community is traumatized by this sad situation. Our last hope lies in the security agencies and the government”, Peter added.
At the time of filing this report, the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, had yet to comment on the kidnap by the gunmen.