Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed one person and abducted five others including a primary school headteacher during two separate attacks in some villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The gunmen were reported to have attacked a filling station in Doka village along Funtua road at about 1:00pm on Wednesday, shot one of the attendants to death, injured two others and later took another two away.
Although the Kaduna State Police Command is yet to confirm the incident, the Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguards, Ibrahim Nagwari in a statement identified the abducted Head Teacher as AbdulHafiz Abdullahi of Dangamji, Primary School.
He disclosed that the bandits also wounded three members of a local vigilante group.
Nagwari claims that the 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 who attack both travellers and villagers almost on a daily basis.
He added that many travellers were abducted in another attack on Polwaya and Gayam village at about 5:00 pm on Wednesday.
With the current tension, fear and inability of peasant farmers to go to their respective farms because of activities of bandits, the villagers have therefore called on the Federal government and security agencies to act decisively on the bandits and their collaborators before they are consumed by the carnage.