Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militants have killed a pastor and two other persons after they invaded Buda Community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday.
According to the National President of the Adara Development Association, Awemi Dio Maisamari, who confirmed the attack, many people were also kidnapped during the incident which reportedly took place about 2 am while the natives slept.
The slain pastor, Rev. Alibura Audu, 45, a senior pastor of ECWA, it was learnt, was keeping vigil with his congregation when the attackers stormed the place.
A statement issued by Maisamari, gave the names of the other two victims as Adamu Tata and Ishaku Peter.
“Today, Sunday, 6 th September 2020 at 2 . 00am, the Adara community of Buda , in Buda Ward of Kajuru LGA came under another deadly attack from suspected Fulani militia.
“The premeditated and unprovoked attack claimed the lives of three people namely Rev. Alubara Audu , 45, with five children ; Adamu Tata , 40, with four children and Ishaku Peter , 37, with five children. Furthermore, the following persons were abducted – Sani Peter , 25 and Esther Sani Peter , 20.”
“At around the same time, the terrorists also abducted five people from neighboring Kemara Rimi community of Buda Ward . They are Ojo Aminu, 35, Danfulani Makaranta , 37, Namiji Gwamna, 36. Ali Musa, 36 and Grace Mathew, 16.”
“These callous and barbaric attacks sometimes abate but never really stopped in Adara community. On Sunday 16th August , 2020, another fatal attack occurred at Kallah village on the banks of river Kadun,”
The statement added;
“This resulted in the death of Mr . Danladi Abashi , a 50- year- old farmer who ventured near the villages that were invaded and are still occupied by Fulani herdsmen in the Kallah/ Gefe/Libere area of Kajuru LGA. His body was only recovered with the help of the police because the herdsmen disallowed Adara people from even approaching the occupied enclave.
“Similarly, the incidents of abductions of innocent people for ransom are also continuing. On 27th August, 2020, five incidents of kidnapping occurred including that of Daniel Shuaibu and Abednego Paul from their residence at Maraban Kajuru.
”During the operation, Mr . Sunday Barau was shot and injured and the abductees are still with their abductors because his helpless family has been unable to meet their demands.
“Powered by RubiQube Ad Network “ Another of the incidents is that of the abduction of Master Pius Gargai who was abducted from their family residence at Maraban Rido. He too is still with the kidnappers because of inability to meet their demands.
“Also, on 2nd September, 2020, four persons were abducted from Rafin Roro village in Kasuwan Magani Ward of Kajuru LGA. One of them managed to escape and three are still being held.”