45 dead in attack by armed bandits in northern Nigeria

Hugh Fox
May 7, 2018

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the killings in Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government has commiserated with the people of Birnin Gwari Emirate following the fatal attacks on the area by bandits.

President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris have again promised to flood an area of the country with security operatives following the killings of scores of Nigerians.

He said more bodies may be found in the bush.

The Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance said no fewer than 45 bodies were recovered by vigilantes and volunteers with the assistance of soldiers on Sunday afternoon. Numerous villagers, especially men, ran into the bush, leaving women and children behind.

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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.


The survivors, who are mostly women now at Doka district, said most of those killed were volunteers, who tried to defend the vulnerable villagers from the attack.

The Command's spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that no arrest has been made, but that efforts were on to track down the killers.

A witness said; "The bandits, after sacking the entire village of about 3,000 people, razed their houses".

The killings in Birnin Gwari are regrettable.

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"They burnt down many homes", he said.

Commending the resilience and bravery of the vigilantes, the group called on the people of Birnin-Gwari to remain calm and Vigilant.

In a statement, the local government said it is concerned by the incessant banditry attacks in the region and has been engaging with the federal government on the matter.

In addition, he revealed that the battalion of Army has been sent to the area to forestall further attack.

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