Residents Retrieve 10 Bodies In Tuesday’s Birnin Gwari, Kaduna Attack
Ten bodies have been confirmed dead in a recent attack by armed bandits on four villages in Birnin-Gwari Local Government, residents confirmed.
The bandits overran Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon gida, and a last village killing at least ten people, a resident said.
According to a statement by a group, Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Malam Umar, “Ten bodies of people killed were recovered, while many are unaccounted for,”
Premium Times reports that the armed bandits attacked the villages around 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, with the attack lasting for about three and half hours.
Also, the armed bandits burnt houses and grains stock of the affected villages, the group said.
Kaduna Police spokesperson, Mukhtar Aliyu, who confirmed the attack on a telephone interview said, ” Yes I can confirm to you that there was an attack in Birnin Gwari, but it is sketchy for now. We will brief you when we get full details”
Already volunteers from the southern axis of Birnin-Gwari and security officials were mobilised to ascertain the number of casualties, the Birnin-Gwari vanguards said.
The affected villages are said to be in need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes.
“Despite these attacks and kidnappings daily along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, we are saluting the federal government and security agencies for deployment of personnel to deal with the situation in Birnin-Gwari. We hope more troops and special police task force will be deployed,” the group said.
The latest attack occurred a day before the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, raised the issue of the constant attacks on Birnin-Gwari at the Senate.
“Birnin-Gwari, parts of Zamfara and Niger states are becoming the Sambisa of the north-west. People are killed every day. People are kidnapped every day. Villages have been raided and razed by bandits. Farmers have chosen to abandon their farms and move to cities,” Mr Sani said.
Naija News recalls that the same Birni- Gwari has been on the receiving end of attacks since a massive killing of 71 some weeks ago, prompting the federal government to set up additional security outfits for the area.