Terrorists Kill JTF Commander, 1 Other, Whisk Away 16 Persons In Kaduna Attack
By: Femi Mustapha
Terrorists on 29th June 2022 attacked Sabon Gero community in the Millennium city in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna state, killing the Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Umaru Adamu Jankunu, and another resident before abducting not fewer than 16 persons.
The incident, according to a competent source, happened around 11:39 pm on Tuesday and lasted up to the early hours of Wednesday.
It was, however, gathered that 6 persons among those abducted managed to escape from the abductors.
It was further gathered that the JTF Commander and other members opened fire at the Terrorists but were unfortunately not aware that the Terrorists were very close to them.
The Terrorists opened fire and hit the commander on his legs and he fell down and they shot him in the head shattering his skull. While a resident that was also hit with a bullet died on the way to the hospital, the source disclosed.
These fresh attacks are coming days after seven residents of Keke A and Keke B communities in the same area, including the wife of a soldier, were kidnapped.
The source who pleaded anonymity said, “Some of us were still doing some house chores when we started hearing gunshots. The Terrorists broke into people’s houses and took them away. They also took away other residents while they were trying to flee,” he stressed.
Another source said, “I learned two JTF members were killed in the attack while trying to stop the bandits from kidnapping some residents.”
A member of the JTF who gave his name as Isa Usman confirmed the killing of their commander.
According to him, “We took his corpse to his wife and later buried him. We are just coming from the burial ground,” he said.
Also narrating their ordeal, a resident in the area, Jacob Isa, said the situation could have been worse if not that they quickly informed neighboring communities who came out to chase the terrorists.
“That’s how we were able to rescue six abducted persons, “, he stressed.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Muhammed Jalige, did not respond to calls put through to him at the time of filing the report.
As of the time of filing of the report, the corpse of the JTF Commander, Umaru Adamu Jankunu, has been buried in the area amidst tears.