Gunmen on Monday stormed Kana town in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing one person identified as Emmanuel and abducting 10 others including a pregnant woman.
Chairman of Nasarawa Local Government, Mohammed Sani Ottos, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, September 22, said the gunmen came from the Kana hill and went back through the same route. The hill stretched from Kana to Maraba Udege, Onda, Agwada, Nasarawa Eggon to Wamba towns and beyond to other states.
“It is confirmed that some gunmen have stormed the town of kana town on Monday night, they were well armed, scared the people after they fired several gun shots," he said.
"At the end of their operation, we discovered that one person was killed, 10 were kidnapped while several people sustained various degrees of injuries. I was there myself to ascertain the level of damage cause by the gunmen and I condemned the act, I visited the town to sympathise with the families of the slain, abducted and injured victims,"
“I commend the Guards Brigade 177 Battalion, Keffi who accompanied me to further build the villager’s confidence and pledged to do all within their reach for safe return of the captives,” the chairman added.
It was gathered that a heavily pregnant woman is among the 10 people that were kidnapped and their whereabouts unknown till date.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel said they are still gathering evidence.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Alh Halilu Bala Usman Osu of Ajiri Afo of Udege chiefdom along side His Royal Highness Alh Abubakar Sadiq Obagu the Osu of Agwada, on Wednesday morning, September 23, paid a condolence visit to the people of Kana Community over the death of Emmanuel.
The Royal fathers who used the medium and pray for the departed soul to continue to rest in peace, while assuring residents of Kana Nasarawa of their total support to ensure that peace return to the community.