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District Head raises alarm over rising kidnappings in S/Kaduna community

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Sept. 17, 2020 – Kidnappings has become another worrisome development in Southern Kaduna Communities which is already plagued with communal clashes as people are being kidnapped on daily basis.

Mr Nicholas Afel, Acting District Head of Kamuru-Ikulu in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State has raised an alarm has decried the rising rate of kidnapping in the area.

Speaking to the Humanitarian Post during a two-day free medical outreach organised by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in the community on Thursday, Afel called for the deployment of more security personel to communities.

The district head, who said the increasing rate of kidnapping has become worrisome, decried the lack of a police station in the area.

According to him, the few military personnel posted to the community due to the recent security challenges that greeted it were grossly inadequate.

“Kidnapping has become a serious menace in this area; our people are being kidnapped and killed on daily basis.

“We are suffering and losing our people because of the high level of insecurity. This is a very serious problem for us.

“As I speak, we don’t have a police station here and the few military men posted here are inadequate.

“So, we call on the Federal and state governments to come to our aid,” he called.

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