Terrorists killed five people, including a pastor and a youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and kidnapped 20 others in attacks on the Kajuru Local Government Area communities of Tundun Ibru, Doka, Chibiya, and Ungwan Madaki.
Obadiah Maro, an APC youth leader, was killed on Tuesday, July 5, when bandits attacked the Chibiya community in Maro Ward.
Nathan Dikko Aliyu, a Facebook user who shared photos from the burial on Wednesday, July 6, said the bandits abducted an unspecified number of others in Chibiya.
“The defeaning silence of the politically elected: our lands have become theatres of bloodshed,” he wrote.
“The ubiquitous wave of kidnappings, killings and destruction of property across Chikun and Kajuru LGAs while our leaders continue to maintain absolute silence is worrisome, lamentable, and utterly condemnable.
“Today, again, one of our brothers, Mr. Obadiah, was killed by the bullets of those uncircumcised terrorists, while others were kidnapped.
“Untill his death, he was the APC Youth Leader of Maro Ward, Kajuru LGA, Kaduna State. May the God of vengeance avenge his dead and many that have been killed by these gun men. May his soul rest in peace, amen”
In another attack, bandits kidnapped the pastor of ECWA Church, Rev Adamu Buba, in Tudun Ibru on Monday. His body was found on Tuesday morning.
Confirming the attack, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, Chaiman of the Kaduna State Christian Associated of Nigeria (CAN), said the persistent attack on churches has become concerning because the killers do not even want those killed to be buried.
“You are no longer safe at home, school, church, or even at work. How long will these killings go on; the situation is concerning.” He stated.