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JUST IN: Another teacher abducted in Kaduna as violent attacks return to Birnin-Gwari

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Armed bandits have abducted the head teacher of Dangamji, Primary School, AbdulHafiz Abdullahi, and two others at a filling station in Doka.

Two other persons were shot and seriously wounded during the attack, said a statement by Ibrahim Nagwari, the chairman of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance.

On October 2, gunmen abducted two teachers and six students of the Engraver’s College in Kakau Daji town of Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

A week after the Engraver’s College incident, six students of Government Day Secondary School Gwagwada in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State were abducted on their way to school.

Villages around Birnin Gwari axis have suffered some of the worst attacks since the beginning of the armed banditry in the region.

According to Mr Nagwari, earlier on Wednesday morning around 8.30am, heavily armed bandits, opened fire on vehicles at Polwaya and abducted a bread vendor, about 10km from Birnin-Gwari.

He said the armed bandits struck again on Wednesday near Gayam village, wounding three vigilante members and abducting unspecified number of commuters.

“The notorious Unguwar Yako, Kwanan Mahaukaciya and indeed entire Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway have been overtaken by bandits, terrorising and abducting innocent people especially women and children.

“In the last three weeks, armed bandits have launched a major onslaught against innocent civilians and motorists across the length and breath of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“On a daily basis, the armed bandits carry their nefarious act along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway in broad daylight without any challenge from the security personnels that are stationed in Birnin-Gwari.

“The strategic Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road has been deserted, while the entire Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari neighboring Zamfara and Katsina States is now surrounded by armed bandits.

“It is apparent to state categorically that Birnin-Gwari is once again under siege by bandits and the handful security personnel and state officials are paying lip service to our plight of general insecurity of lives and property.

“We have noticed with dismay the way and manner our people are subjected to horrified and traumatised situation by the armed bandits that prey on human beings every day on various communities, villages and settlements in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area.

“With the current tension, fear and inability of peasant farmers to go to their respective farms because of activities of bandits, we strongly call on the Federal government, Kaduna state government and the security agents to act decisively on the bandits and their collaborators before we are consumed by the bandits. Enough is enough,” Mr Nagwari added.

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