Mr. Reuben Buhari, a Kaduna based Journalist and former Spokesperson to former Governor Of Kaduna State, late Sir Patrick Yakowa has told Governor Nasir el-Rufai that there are many attacked communities that have been taken over by bandits and terrorists.
Governor el-Rufai had challenged citizens to name any community that have been displaced and total occupied by bandits while speaking on Channels Television.
Responding to the challenged, Mr. Reuben Buhari took to his Facebook handle to provide details of the communities under the occupation of bandits.
Mallam Nasir El-rufai, had while answering a question from the newscaster, Amarachi Ubani on whether the attacks in southern Kaduna has to do with land grabbing while featuring on Channels TV News @ 10 on Thursday, 30th July, 2020, opined that “there is nothing like land grabbing because no one, not one person can give an instance of any community that has been displaced and totally occupied by these bandits…if we know where they are, wherever we see them from the air using our drone and the Nigeria Air force we will get the army on the ground and the air force to attack them… so if anyone has any evidence, any example of a single community that has been displaced and occupied, they should mention the name and location…”
But, Mr Buhari responded this; “I am very happy to supply the details of what the Governor wants, though I am very, very sure the governor, his security aides and others already have this information.
“From May 20th – 23 2020, Villages around Gefe, Kallah Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, especially those across River Kaduna were attacked. Villages like Idanu, Dutsen Gora, Ungwan Guza, Bakin Kogi, Itisi, Araha1, Araha2, Ungwan Tanko, Udu, Ungwan Goshi, Ungwan Dantata, Maigizo and others were all systematically attacked, people killed and houses burnt down.
“19 bodies were recover, but about 50 people are still missing, yes still missing!
“This is why: Almost two months after these communities were attacked, the people have not been able to go back to these villages because their attackers are still lurking in those villages.
“They have not been able to go and even bury those killed two months later. They have not been able to go and repair their burnt houses or go to their farms. Everything that wasn’t burnt was looted. From the bank of the river, survivors said they saw their killers across the river carting away foodstuff, fertilizers, cows, goats and chickens.
“Some youths who attempted to go back to check the situation of some of the villages weeks later were killed and their bodies thrown into River Kaduna.
“Agwala Magayaki village is a pathetic situation. The community was attacked twice: First on 3rd June 2020 with 9 people killed, then on 23rd July 2020 and 7 killed. Right now the villagers have abandoned their village, their farms and everything.
“They said after the attack some attempted going to their farms but their attackers shot at them. If the Governor wants to know more, there are thousands of IDPs in Doka, Kasuwan Magani, Rimau, Kallah and Gefe who would corroborate exactly what the situation of those abandoned villages are.
“Also, in Chikun and Birnin Gwari LGAs there are about 8 villages that have been abandoned due to persistent attacks. If the governor wants to know more, the IDPs in Buruku, and those from the two IDP camps in Goningora would tell him everything.
“Alternatively, the Governor can deploy the Drone the state used in taking pictures of ongoing projects, to take pictures of these villages for him to see – if he really doesn’t know.”