Bandits have again inflicted huge casualties on residents and indigenes of Kaduna State in a fresh attack on Friday that has left not less than 50 persons killed, many kidnapped, houses burnt and animals rustled.
The fresh attack has been confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, ASP Mohammed Jalinge who added that more details are been expected about the incident.
The affected communities, up to nine of them are located in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“We are still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa and the Area Commander Zaria,” Jalinge said.
However, a member of Vigilante Group in Dillalai area, Mansur Ibrahim who spoke to Daily Trust said Dillalai was the worst hit during the attacks.
He said many houses, motorcycles, and vehicles were burnt by the bandits while several cows were rustled.
“The villages affected were Dillalai, Zango Tama, Kaya, Barebari, Anguwan Bakko, Gidan Alhajin Kida, Kadanya and Durumi among others.”
“Dillalai was worst hit by the attack where about 15 people were reported to be killed, with five commercial trucks and five houses burnt.
“The bandits also burnt a church at Zangon Tama village, all in Giwa local government area,” he said.
Naija News recalls a recent attack in which not less than 15 persons were killed and several houses burnt on Sunday after bandits invaded the Agban Kagoro community forced Governor Nasir El-Rufai to impose curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state.
In the aftermath of the attacks, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) also called on the people of Southern Kaduna to wake up and defend themselves from their attackers.
The call was made on Monday by the Kaduna State Chairman of CAN, Rev. John Hayab following the renewed attacks by bandits in the area.
He lamented that the government of the state led by Nasir El-Rufai has failed in its responsibility to protect the people and only pays lip service to bringing the attackers to justice.