Will They See Home Again? Hope Fades as Families Plead for Return of 23 Kawu Abductees

Terror in Kawu: 23 Kidnapped as Bandits Raid Border Village

Nightmare in the North:

A horrific kidnapping unfolded on Thursday in Kawu, a hamlet nestled in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A band of roughly 40 heavily armed bandits descended upon the unsuspecting community, leaving a trail of fear and shattered families in their wake.

A Community Targeted:

Area councillor and deputy speaker, Abdulmumini Zakari, paints a chilling picture of the attack.

He reveals that the bandits, originating from the notorious Kuyeri Forest in neighboring Kaduna state, infiltrated Kawu on Wednesday.

Their ruthless targeting of prominent figures sent shockwaves through the village.

Families Torn Apart:

The district head, Abdurrahman Ali, suffered a brutal blow as his son, Lukman, and his newly-wed wife were snatched away in their own palace.

The Marafa of Kawu, Alhassan Kawu, met a similar fate, along with his four children.

Even the Sarkin Pawan Kawu, Gambo Pawa, couldn’t escape the bandits’ clutches, as they abducted him, his two wives, and some of his children.

Authorities Confirm, Search Continues:

The FCT Police command, through spokesperson Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident, highlighting the bandits’ swift escape into Kaduna after the raid.

This unfortunate coincidence adds to the already tense situation in the region, with similar kidnappings occurring in Kaduna State just the day before.

A Pattern of Terror:

This tragedy marks a disturbing pattern of violence across the North.

Recently, 85 people were abducted in Katari, Kaduna, while 11 fell victim to a masked attack in the Dutse-Alhaji area of Abuja.

These seemingly endless acts of terror leave communities traumatized and desperate for security.

The Fight Continues:

Despite the darkness that engulfs Kawu and other affected regions, hope persists.

The search for the kidnapped individuals continues, and the authorities must strive to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Only then can communities begin to heal and rebuild, knowing that their safety is no longer under constant threat.

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