The Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter, has said no fewer than 100 residents of the state are in different kidnap camps.
The state CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab, in an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said aside from the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka and the eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, whose kidnaps were public knowledge, many abductees were still with their abductors in the state.
Hayab also said other residents of the state were living in constant fear of being kidnapped.
As the CAN chairman expressed concern about insecurity in the state, bandits again struck on Tuesday and abducted a Catholic priest and four other persons in the Kagarko Local Government Area.
In Oyo State, a man and a couple were abducted at different times on their farms near Alabameji Village, Sanyo and Soka areas of Ibadan.
In Niger State, a businessman, Salau Taiwo Hussein, was said to have been whisked away by unknown gunmen at his resident around Brighter Road in Minna.
As the gale of kidnappings continued to sweep across the country, the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd.), told State House correspondents on Tuesday that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had ordered security chiefs to fish out masterminds of banditry in the country.
He also said the military should take the sponsors of banditry out.