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Bandits Dare Government, Abduct Emir of Kajuru, 12 Others in Kaduna

Bandits Dare Government, Abduct Emir of Kajuru, 12 Others in Kaduna

Bandits have become more emboldened in Kaduna State as they abducted the Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, at his palace in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state late Saturday.

This is coming a day after President Muhammadu asked the Nigerian security agencies to crush bandits in the country

They also took away 12 other family members of the emir, including women and children.

Details about how the incident happened have not been ascertained as at the time this story was published.

Daily Trust quoted the grandson of the emir who it said is also the traditional title holder of Dan Kajuru, Saidu Musa, to have confirmed the abduction of his grandfather, the emir.

The daily quoted him as claiming that the incident happened around 12:30 am.

Nigerian Sketch has not been able to get confirmation of the incidence from authorities in Kaduna State.

President Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu issued a release on Saturday thus:


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned repeated bandit killings in Zamfara and Kaduna States, urging the nation’s military to respond to the worrying situation in a language that the bandits understand.

The President notes that the military and other security agencies are now working on new methods and policies that are yielding good results in many of the troubled parts of the country and calls for a crushing response to the killing of innocent citizens in the rural communities.

He also avers that the nation, its military and the entire population needs to summon the courage required to defeat the bandits and terrorists.

President Buhari condemns some politicians making utterances on security, merely seeking applause, advising them to join the ongoing genuine efforts aimed at finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the nation.

He expresses the nation’s sorrow over the loss of lives, urging security agencies to do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of attacks with impunity.


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