Indigenes and residents of Lere and Kauru local government areas of Kaduna State have raised alarm of threat to peace and security of the communities by armed bandits.
Residents decried that their communities have been under siege by the terror gang, lamenting that the bandits have been going about terrorising the agrarian communities unchallenged.
It was gathered that the prevailing rate of bandit attacks that are going unabated is causing sleepless nights to the members of communities.
Recently, Garun-Kurama, Kahugu, Unguwan Kerau, and Mariri, in the Lere local government area of Kaduna State, have been under attacks of the bandits, kidnapping people indiscriminately for ransom. Recall that Yadin Garun-Kurama was where some Catholic priests were kidnapped and killed two years ago.
This is coming when the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu recently addressed stakeholders on issues of insecurity that the present government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is doing everything possible to secure the country, despite inheriting many leadership liabilities.
When contacted, the Kaduna State Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mansur Hassan, said that their men are on ground dealing heavy blows on criminal elements and bandits.
“It is not true anywhere in Kaduna State is under siege. Our men are everywhere dealing with the bandits. If you check the papers today, you will see that over 30 bandits and kidnappers were arrested. We are doing our best; we solicit credible information from the general public to rid the State of criminals. If anyone has credible information, he should bring it to our notice”, he stated.