Terrorists were said to have blocked the Birnin-Gwari to Funtua Road in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two persons and abducting scores of others.
The Chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU), Ishaq Kasai, in a statement on Monday, said the terrorists killed a commercial driver and abducted several travelers.
He said the bandits blocked the road since Thursday which coincided with Birnin-Gwari Market Day, killed a commercial driver and kidnapped scores of travellers.
“The road is still a no-transit zone. As it is now, most communities that are along that road such as Kwasa-kwasa, Marabar Kwasa-kwasa, Nacibi, and Farin Ruwa among others are being deserted for fear of any eventuality,” Kasai said.
He also stated that the bandits attacked Damari community on Saturday around 10pm, killed one person killed and looted several shops.
Kasai, therefore, said there was the need for mobilisation of troops to the western part of Birnin-Gwari, particularly in the Kakangi and Randagi axis which shares boundaries with Zamfara and Niger States.
While appreciating the renewed effort of the government and the gallant troops, the BEPU chairman, appealed for an extension of the operation to the terrorists’ hideouts in the forests for restoration of peace for people to live in their communities without fear and intimidation.