Armed Bandits Kill 45 Persons Including Children in Birnin Gwari

Women children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Women children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

Some bodies were mutilated.

He met with the emir and community leaders before proceeding to Gwaska, the scene of fatal attacks.

TheNewsGuru reports bandits attacked Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari on Saturday afternoon leaving about 45 persons dead.

Thirteen more bodies in the latest attack on Gwaska village of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area have recovered and buried on Monday.

The village is in a region known for banditry, where thick forests provide remote hideouts from law enforcement.

Kaduna State Police Commissioner Austin Iwar, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, confirmed the 45 casualty figure.

The killings follow the death of at least 25 people in separate attacks in northern Nigeria since the beginning of May.

"The attackers were obviously armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state who have been terrorising Birnin Gwari area", he added. Mostly children were killed during the attack.

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The Kaduna State Government has condoled with the people of Birnin Gwari following latest attacks on the area by bandits noting that the state government is committed to overcoming criminality.

The source said many people were still missing and that the injured would be evacuated.

He said "to contain the situation, the military will be stationing a permanent Army battalion in Birnin-Gwari". We are grateful for all your commitment to resolving the plight of Birnin Gwari people.

President Muhammadu Buhari's government is again being criticised for not doing enough to stop the violence in the area, near the border with Zamfara state.

"The engagements between the state and federal governments have yielded results".

Responding to the unfortunate incident, the presidency said it has approved the creation of two new Police Headquatrers in the area. About 200 police officers have since been deployed to the community, which has a population of about 3,000, according to Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris.

"They burnt down many homes", he said.

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