Members of the youth wing of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) have vowed to defend their territories from rampaging bandits and terrorists.

The youths said they will no longer remain quiet while terrorists attack their communities, abduct people and occupy their forests. 

This was contained in a statement issued by the National Youth Leader of SOKAPU, Comrade John Isaac.

The youths have also called on the people and residents of the area to rise up and defend themselves.

”We must defend ourselves against terrorists that have now found a safe haven in our forests,” the statement said. 

Specifically, the youths expressed sadness and deep regrets over an attack in which terrorists killed two people and abducted 50 others in Ungwan Gimbiya, Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

They noted that the same community was attacked and people were kidnapped in July. 

“One was killed in the July attack and millions of naira were paid as ransom,” the group noted.

The SOKAPU youths said the unabated sacking of their communities by terrorists was sad and must stop. 

“The recent killing of two of our kinsmen and the abduction of countless others at Ungwan Gimbiya in Sabon Tasha, a town within Kaduna metropolis, has left us perturbed as to the functionality of our security architecture and the readiness of government to tame the rising wave of criminality across the state and the country at large,” the group said.

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