Kaso community in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State has aborted it’s tranquility after they were attacked by well-armed bandits. In a press statement released yesterday by the community, it described the attacks as “painful” that Kaso community for the past two weeks have been under serious attacks by arm bandits.
According to the statement, On 19th of April, gunmen invaded a village in Kaso called Chikwanyi which is popularly known as Rimin Kaso in a day time, they chased the inhabitants away and carted away with so many valuables.
On the 20th which was the following day, they came to another settlement called Wakwo in the same Kaso, they collected some motorcycles and also went with so many valuable things.
The following day which was 21/4/2021, they came back to the same Rimin Kaso in a day time. They followed house to house and they completely ransacked the entire village. All the women that were at home were eventually rapped including nursing mothers.
Adding, the following day which was 22/4/2021 the gunmen revisit Wakwo, they came around 9:30pm. When the villagers notice their presence, they raised alarm, some were able to escape. Though in the process of this attack one man was killed.
Because these attacks kept occurring, the people were left with no option than to leave the village.
Right now, Over seven thousand (7,000) people have been displaced from
Rimin Kaso, Kurmin Kaso,
Shegi (Janwuriya) Kaso and
The community are pleasing with the government, saying, We are pleading with the Hon commissioner of Security and Internal Affairs and his Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State to look unto our plight and come to our aid.
We therefore request that the government should with immediate effect deploy the military and other security personnel to strategic positions in KASO which will go along way in encouraging the villagers to remain and also enable them to embark on this year farming season.
We also want to call on the Kaduna State Government, Chikun Local Government Council and other stakeholders to help the people of Kaso to Enable the displaced person provide shelter for themselves and their families.
As at the time of this press briefing, thousands of those villages.