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Bandits Invade Kaduna Barracks, Steal Cows Owned By Army Officers

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded the army barracks of the Armed Forces Command and Employees School, Jaji, Kaduna State, and carted away a herd of cattle within the early hours of Thursday.

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The incident occurred round 2:00 am because the gunmen arrived on the barracks and began capturing sporadically within the air to trigger panic within the Military group.



Although the precise variety of the cattle stolen couldn’t be decided, an eyewitness advised SaharaReporters on Thursday night that the cows wouldn’t be lower than 100 in quantity primarily based on earlier expertise.

In response to the supply who spoke on situation of anonymity for safety causes, the cattle have been owned by Military officers. 

He, subsequently, expressed shock that the barracks could possibly be so porous for bandits to assault with none type of resistance.

The supply advised SaharaReporters the primary time it occurred was final yr and that about 400 cows have been taken away by the bandits in what he described as a cold assault on the barracks. 

He, nonetheless, stated among the animals discovered their manner again to their ranch.

The Armed Forces Command and Employees School, Jaji in Kaduna State is a coaching facility for the Nigerian Armed Forces, together with the military, air pressure, and navy.

“Round 2:00 am on Thursday, gunmen invaded the place cattle are stored at Jaji barracks in Kaduna right here. These cattle are owned by some army officers. So, they’re stored on the Mammy market, contained in the barracks at Jaji right here. I can not let you know the variety of cows taken by these bandits however earlier than the operation, they have been capturing sporadically within the air.

“Even the folks exterior the barracks heard the gunshots. And this was not the primary time. The primary time it occurred was final yr. That one occurred near the Firing Vary. They went there and took away all of the cattle. About 400 cows have been taken away. A few of them (cows) managed to return again to their ranch,” the supply stated.

When requested if the bandits got here with a truck or any car to convey the cattle, the eyewitness stated they didn’t drive any truck. 

He stated they took the cattle away on foot.

The supply expressed concern that the barracks all the time accommodate Military officers from different African and Asian international locations who take some programs on the school, including that it might be a humiliation ought to a foreigner be kidnapped on Nigerian soil.

He additionally lamented that each the army personnel and civilians dwelling within the barracks and the areas surrounding the army base are now not protected. 

He stated there have been a number of assaults launched by bandits on the communities.

“They didn’t include any car. They might simply come on foot and push the cattle away. That is telling us that at some point, even, the Military officers within the barracks will be kidnapped. And the barracks are one of the strategic barracks within the nation.

“Within the barracks there, there are homes that even overseas Military officers which can be taking programs stay in. The Jaji barracks are among the many largest within the nation and if this type of factor is occurring there, which means we’re not protected anymore.

“There was a time even army officers from African and Asian international locations got here for programs there. Majors and Captains do come there from completely different international locations. Each commencement, you’ll discover that about 17 African international locations take part. It implies that even overseas officers will be kidnapped. And if this occurs, it’s a slap on the face of the nation.

“I don’t know if the army authorities are doing something to see how they will sort out the difficulty. What I would like you to know is that even the rapid areas surrounding the barracks are being attacked each day, and nothing is completed. Exterior the cantonment, barely a kilometre away is just not protected,” he stated.

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