Residents of Kaduna and environs have decried the current state of insecurity in the state especially, the increase in kidnapping for ransom.
The occurrence according to residents has become a daily affair, creating panic among citizens as no week passes without an incident of kidnapping in the state.
According to a resident of Mahuta, a community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Ibrahim Danlami the fear of criminals has caused sleep deprivation among residents
‘‘We have not been sleeping peacefully since the last two weeks due to the fear of criminals who have invaded the area for kidnapping and looting of innocent people’s property’’ he said.
He claimed that every night gunshots are heard around the area and criminals usually sneak into the community to abduct residents at will.
Also lamenting, the representative of Emir of Zuru in Kaduna, Engineer Danjuma Zubairu, also, a resident of the area, called on Kaduna state government to come to their aid by providing enough security personnel to secure their community.
His words: “Kaduna residents, especially residents of Mahuta Community where I live, lived in constant fear because of the activities of hoodlums.
“We are calling on the government to come to our aid because we don’t sleep well in this community.
“Every night, we hear the sound of guns shot and that is making us not to sleep well because nobody knows what is happening.”
According to him, “Just a few days ago, a serving lecturer in Kaduna state was kidnapped in this community and his brother who also lectures in a higher institution in the state, went to pay the ransom demanded, he too was held, hostage.
“Honestly we need peace and security not only in this community but in the state and the country at large,” he said.