August 19, 2022

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Birnin Gwari: Pregnant lady dies as terrorists kidnap 50 in Kaduna neighborhood 


Terrorists attacked Damari neighborhood in Birnin Gwari Emirate, Birnin Gwari native authorities space of Kaduna state, and kidnapped 50 residents, forcing others to flee the neighborhood to safer areas. 

As individuals have been working away following the phobia assault, a pregnant lady was left behind within the technique of attempting to meet up with the remainder of individuals, went into pressured labour and beginning to a child boy, although each mom and little one later died.

Talking in a press release on Monday, Chairman Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives’ Union (BEPU), Malam Ishaq Usman Kasai, mentioned the frequent assaults by bandits on the neighborhood has pressured resident to abandon the city, resulting in a big IDP camp of over 1,000 individuals.

“Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives’ Union (BEPU) has been, within the final 5 days, alerting the related authorities and most of the people on the merciless, depraved and heartless assaults by terrorists in Damari, following the withdrawal of Ansaru (a splinter group of Boko Haram) from the world.

“The unhappy occasion within the final 72 hours in Damari city of Kazage Ward within the Japanese a part of Birnin Gwari Native Authorities Space Kaduna State has reached a catastrophic state of affairs. As at yesterday (Saturday), bandits encircled Damari and kidnapped about 50 individuals, shortly earlier than and after troops from army field-base from Dogon Dawa went to the city and escorted some remnants of the residents who have been prepared to maneuver to consolation zones in neighbouring communities and even to far-off Zaria.

“Probably the most worrisome state of affairs is the place a pregnant lady was working away alongside her colleagues and was left behind by the fleeing teams the place she fell down and delivered a child boy however sadly, each the mom and the newborn misplaced their lives immediately. Damari is taken into account as the biggest city in the complete Japanese a part of Birnin Gwari and with this worrisome improvement, about 20,000 individuals together with ladies and kids are rendered internally displaced.

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“Even as we speak, the bandits returned to the city unchallenged, burnt a car, kidnapped scores, intercepted and maltreated individuals, a severe improvement that displays the extent of great insecurity state of affairs going through our neighborhood. This calamitous attrocities of armed bandits have made, Damari, the agrarian neighborhood that yearly produced over 600 tonnes of maize grains abandon their ancestral houses and farms for security.

“BEPU is extremely involved on the ugly state of affairs of the residents of Birnin Gwari LGA significantly these within the native communities whereby regardless of all efforts to attract the eye of upper authorities for motion as entailed of their constitutional duties, have failed. 

“BEPU is deeply sympathising with all of the individuals of Damari over this trials and assures them of continued efforts in direction of supporting them in all attainable methods particularly in humanitarian emergency wants and would by no means relent on advancing engagement with Authorities, whose main and first accountability as enshrined within the Structure is the safety of lives and properties of the citizenry, to do the needful,” Kasai mentioned.