Over 30 farmers are said to have been abducted by terrorists in the early hours of Saturday in Kaduna State’s Chikuri community of Chikun Local Government Area.
The victims included his mother and sister, according to a local named Dogara Peter who on Saturday confirmed the tragic incident to Sunday PUNCH.
He claimed that the victims had been kidnapped while doing farm work for Maikudi.
“Our community has been thrown into confusion as we have yet to establish any contact with the abductors. We want the security and the government to swing into action and ensure our people return safely.
Peter bemoaned the fact that this incident marked the third time someone in his family had been abducted, noting how it had severely harmed the family’s finances.
“We have nowhere to raise money for any ransom. The whole community is traumatised by this sad situation. Our last hope lies in the security agencies and the government,” Peter added.
Several calls made to the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Mansir Hassan, went unanswered at the time of this report.