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Bandits kill 27 in fresh attack in Nigeria's Kaduna State

07 May, 2018, 16:14 | Author: Ted Wilson
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The attack is coming after the deployment of 200 additional policemen, 10 patrol vehicles and two more police divisions to the Birnin Gwari axis by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who visited the area recently to assess the situation on ground.

"I'm heartbroken to learn that scores of precious lives have been massacred in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State".

Nigerian military forces have been deployed permanently to the area, Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, said in a statement.

"Kaduna State Government is deeply committed to overcoming the unfortunate criminality and banditry being carried out against innocent citizens in Birnin Gwari local government".

The populace of Gwaska has demanded that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari's government immediately deploy more police and military to guard the vulnerable villages on the state border with Zamfara.

Also, a social media message by members of the community, under the aegis of Birnin-Gwari for Security and Good Governance, corroborated the claim by the source.

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Those killed included children abandoned by their parents during the attack in the village of Gwaska, in Kaduna state, a vigilante said.

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" It also called on people of the troubled communities to remain calm and vigilant, as the deceased persons are given befitting burial, while awaiting government's response".

The bandits attacked Gwaska village about 2:30 p.m., residents of the council said.

A resident that assisted battle the bandits explained 40 individuals were murdered and the cost will more than likely grow.

Reports say the bandits invaded Gwaska Village via Zamfara State in their hundreds, as usual riding on motorcycles shooting sporadically and killing anybody in sight. Also, the bandits completely burnt down the village of about 3,000 inhabitants.

A survivor said some of those killed are volunteers who tried to defend the village and children that can not escape the onslaught.

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