Birnin Gwari: 10 feared killed as armed bandits attack Kaduna communities

Abuja May 16 More than 100 persons have been kidnapped by unknown people in the Northern State of Kaduna

The Nation recalled that, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.

Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said seven were killed and five others in the attack.

Efforts to reach the Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, were unsuccessful as he did not responding to phone calls and text message at the time of this report.

A resident of the community Alhaji Ja'afar Jibril while confirming the incident said, "Four people were killed in Mashigi and two each where killed in Dokoru and Sabon Wuri villages during the attack by armed bandits around 4.30am on Thursday".

Recently 11 soldiers sent to the area to stem the tide of attacks were also killed by the bandits.

The armed bandits attacked the villages around 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, with the attacking lasting for about three and half hours.

He added that, the bandits invaded Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida villages at about 5pm on Wednesday evening, shooting sporadically and burning down houses and farmlands in the affected villages.

"Ten bodies of people killed were recovered, while many are unaccounted for", Malam Umar, a resident, was quoted as saying in a statement by a group, Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance.

He told newsmen that the bandits burnt houses and grains stock of the affected villages.

The member representing Birnin-Gwari/Giwa Federal Constituency, in the House of Representatives, Hassan Shekarau, had earlier raised a motion before the house, calling for government's intervention over the incessant killings in his constituency.

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Yusuf Buratai, has said that the Army will collaborate with other security agencies in the country to dislodge miscreants who hide in Birnin Gwari axis along Kaduna expressway to wreck havoc on innocent citizens.

The gunmen however struck in the lawmaker's Kakangi ward a day after his presentation.

The affected villages are said to be in need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes.



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