By Achadu Gabriel (Kaduna), and Abdus-Sobur A. Sultan (Ilorin)
Terrorists have again launched another fresh and colossal attacks on a community in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, killing two and Kidnapped twenty others.
Local sources who confided on reporters said the terrorists killed a young husband, Solomon Kasuwa and Kidnapped his pregnant wife, his child and 20 other natives in Kabala Kasaya community.
While the second victim, lucky Yakubu was killed on his way from Barange to Kuruku village.
The terrorists have also reportedly sacked the entire village while many others reportedly fled for fear of reprisal attacks.
However, Kaduna state Police command spokesman , ASP Muhammed Jalige could not respond to calls nor replied SMS on the allegations when contacted.
But eyewitness source however said the incidents occurred at about 9pm between Sunday and Monday.
In an accompanying pictures, the source, in the statement described that one with red t-shirt was killed on his way to Buruku from Barange village.
“One was killed on Sunday 9:pm 20 February 2022 in Kabala Kasaya, Chikun LGA Kaduna State, while his pregnant wife with a child was kidnapped with about 20 other people. Presently the village are no more in existence”, the source added.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to Northerners not to avenge the death of about fifteen (15) Northern traders and 150 cows killed in Abia State last week. The Islamic human rights organisation said the appeal is motivated by its desire for peace in Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a press statement issued on Wednesday 23rd February, 2022 by the director of the rights advocacy group, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
The statement reads: “About fifteen (15) Northern traders and 150 cows belonging to the victims were killed in Abia State blast week. The killings occurred on Tuesday, 15th February, 2022 at the New Cattle Market in Omumauzor, Ukwa West Local Government Area of the state.
“Although we are aware that this is not the first time such dastardly act would occur in South Eastern Nigeria, we strongly appeal to Northerners not to contemplate retaliation. Our main reason for the appeal is the need for peace in the country at this point in time when we are approaching the end of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“MURIC strongly condemns the killings which occurred in Abia last week. Indeed, we condemn all killings and all criminal acts, whether perpetrated by herders, ethnic militia or separatists. Life is sacred and no homo sapiens has the right to unlawfully take the life of another.
“We charge Northerners to remain patient and law-abiding. This attack in Abia in particular was intended to provoke the North into counter-killings which may spiral into another orgy of violence culminating in a civil war. The North should not even bite the bait, talk less of swallowing it. The cost is too high.
“However, MURIC commends Northerners generally for exercising patience in the face of extreme provocation. The North has held back its anger each time its people are killed, harassed and intimidated by Southerners. Our records show that this has occurred several times particularly in the last seven years without the North attempting to retaliate once. We salute both the Northern youths and elders and urge them to hold on and continue the display of maturity and reticence.
“We mourn all those who lost their lives as a result of killings around the country and we pray that Allah will give their families the fortitude to bear the losses. We also pray for enduring peace, political stability as well as economic prosperity in our dear country, Nigeria.”
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