Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of 38 people by bandits who attacked several communities in Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, confirmed the number of victims in a statement on Sunday
He said that the bandits also destroyed property worth millions of Naira during that attacks on Saturday which took place at Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya villages in Idasu, Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
Aruwan said, “The Military and Police authorities have confirmed to the Kaduna state government that 38 people were killed across the locations attacked. Twenty nine of the victims have been identified, with nine remaining unidentified as of the time of this update.
“The 29 identified are listed as: Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alh Nura Nuhu, Alh Bashari Sabiu, Alh Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Malam Lawal Nagargari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad, Alh Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri, Sani Lawal, Auwal Umar, Jamilu Hassan and Badamasi Mukhtar.
“Others who have been identified are: “Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa, Sule Hamisu, Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha, Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdu, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam Shuaibu Habibu, Malam Yahaya Habibu, Abubakar Yusuf.
“Houses, trucks, and cars were also burnt, along with agricultural produce at various farms.
“Governor Nasir el-Rufai received the reports with sadness, sent condolences to the families of the victims of the brutal attacks while praying for the repose of their souls.
“The Governor also commiserated with the affected communities and directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to conduct an urgent assessment of the area towards providing relief. Security agencies have sustained patrols in the general area.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how bandits burnt at least 30 passengers inside a bus traveling from Sabon Birni local government area to Sokoto town.