Bandits assassinate chief imam for speaking out against kidnapping and banditry in Kaduna state
An Islamic cleric died for speaking out against kidnapping and banditry in the north.
This happened after armed bandits shot dead the chief imam of the village of Kawaran Rafi in the Igabi local government of Kaduna state, whose name was Sheikh Danliman Isa.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Homeland Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said on Saturday in a statement. Aruvan said the bandits had invaded the village and marched directly into the residence of the chief imam, and as a result of what appeared to be a deliberate attack, they shot him dead and left the site without taking any items or hostages.
He said that the murder of the priest was related to his protests against the killing and kidnapping of people by bandits. In a similar case, gunmen also killed Ardo Musa Laya from the local government district of Kajura, who was kidnapped by gunmen in October 2020, reportedly for his anti-murder, kidnapping stance. and the rustle of cattle.
In another case, the security services reported the murder of Sarkin Yaki of Godogodo, Yohanna Abu, by a gang of kidnappers. Militants reportedly attacked the village of Nisama in the Jemaa local government area in the state on Friday evening and abducted Mr. Abu along with another resident, Mr. Charles Odu.
There was a clash between them and the abductors, and although Mr. Odu managed to escape, the abductors shot Mr. Abu to death.
The commissioner found out that five people were arrested in connection with the murder, and the special services are continuing to investigate the incident.