Kaduna: Residents flee ancestral homes as bandits reign terror

A clutch of rampaging bandits wreaking havoc in Nigeria’s north west region have attacked Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The armed nonstate actors raided the community and drove out many locals from their ancestral homes.

Many members of the community were killed during the attack as the bandits shot sporadically for hours, a number of the locals were also abducted.

According to a source, the bandits went berserk when the farmers failed to pay levies earlier imposed on them.

The Kidandan attack comes a few days after the bombing of locals by an Army Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“For the past six days, bandits have been coming to Kidandan. These attacks were devastating. They came, terrified us, stole, and abducted our people. Every resident in Kidandan lives in extreme fear.” DAILY POST quoted a source as saying.

He further explained that the women and children are leaving in droves, saying that a large number of those who have left the beleaguered community did so for safety.

The Kaduna State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.

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