No fewer than16 people have been kidnapped in Anguwan Pa community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The incident is coming barely a day after the attack on Christmas Day in the same LGA.
A resident of the affected community said the terrorsts stormed the community at about 7:30 pm and surrounded the village.
”53 people were kidnapped but 37 of them escaped and returned home on Tuesday morning, leaving 16 others in captivity,” he said.
He further said, “The bandits are now attacking small villages with less population.We didn’t expect that the bandits will attack Angwan Pa because, after the attack on Anguwan Aku on Sunday, soldiers were deployed to condone the area.
“The bandits came around 7:30pm yesterday and surrounded the village. They usually come in very large numbers and are well armed.They will just sneak into a community, before you know it, they had surrounded everywhere.
“If you run, they will shoot you and kill you. They don’t usually enter big communities that are densely populated. They target small and remote villages that are sparsely populated. They dare to enter big villages because they are also afraid of their lives. Many rural communities in Kajuru are living in perpetual fear.”
DSP Mohammed Jalige, spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, could not be reached for comment.
Only 24 hours had passed since the attack on Angwan Aku on Christmas Day in the same Kajuru LGA, which resulted in the death of one person and the kidnapping of 45 others.