Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Discovered Dead In Birnin Gwari Attack

Discovered Dead In Birnin Gwari Attack

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

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.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in Kaduna, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu confirmed the incident.

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

He said: "We will continue to cooperate along with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit it is quite strategic, it is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016".

The latest attack comes just two days after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai inaugurated a two Battalion Forward Operation Base (FOB) in Birnin-Gwari.

A source in the area who does not want to be named for fear of being targeted by the bandits said the three villages that were attacked included Mashigi, Dokoru and Sabon Wuri.

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Buratai's comments come less than 24 hours after reported attacks on the affected community in Kaduna State by armed bandits.

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

Our correspondent gathered that so far 10 bodies have been recovered from the villages and surrounding bushes, even as rescue operation is still ongoing.

Also, the armed bandits burnt houses and grains stock of the affected villages, the group said.

"Already volunteers from the southern axis of Birnin-Gwari and Security men were mobilized to ascertain the number of casualties".

While commending the effort of the state and federal government towards addressing the prevailing insecurity in the area, he called on them to put in more efforts to tackle the problem once and for all.

"We hope more troops and special police task force will be deployed", a community leader Hassan Lawan, said.

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