The Member representing Chikun and Kajuru federal constituency of Kaduna State in the house of representatives, Mr Yakubu Barde, has expressed grave concern over the abduction of 16 Residents of Ungwan Gimbiya area of Kaduna State by a group of Kidnappers in the early hours of Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Mr Barde who expressed the concern in a statement issued by his Media Office, condemned in strong terms the unabated cases of abduction and killing of innocent citizens within his Constituency over the past six months.
According to him, some aggrieved residents of Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna State including youths, staged a peaceful protest thereby blocking the refinery road at sabon tasha to draw the attention of Federal and State Governments to the plight of the unarmed and defenceless residents of the areas who are yearning for adequate protection.
“I received the news about the abduction of 16 people within my Constituency at the early hours of Thursday with heavy heart.
“These ugly incidents, according to reports made available to me, that four people were abducted at Ungwan Fada Kujama and unfortunately one of them was killed by the armed bandits.
“I was also confronted with a similar situation where 12 people were kidnapped in Ungwan Gimbiya and Jujji communities within my Constituency of that fateful day, to show you the rising spate of insecurity ravaging Chikun/Kajuru federal constituency of Kaduna State, which I represent in the House of Representatives.
The lawmaker, stressed the need for Government to go back to the drawing board on matters of security.
While calling on all stakeholders to assist the government in finding a lasting solution to the menace, Mr Barde urged government to listen and be willing to implement ideas that are proffered by well meaning citizens.