Bandits have killed seven people and abducted 57 others during separate attacks in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Bandits Attack Kaduna Communities
A statement by the chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari, said a student of Government Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari was said to have escaped with a gunshot wound.
Nagwari said the bandits attacked a vehicle at Kuriga, along the Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway on Saturday. They also attacked locals at Unguwar Bula, Unguwar Dafillo, and Ijinga in Randagi areas of the LGA.
The statement reads, “Today, around 10:00am, a final year student of Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari escaped with bullet wounds on his shoulder on his way to register for JAMB/UMTE in Kaduna,” the statement reads.
“The dreadful armed bandits spray bullets on the vehicle conveying the student and others at Manini village after Kuriga along Birnin-Gwari Kaduna Highway.
“The student is awaiting surgery for the removal of the bullet on his shoulder at Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital in Birnin-Gwari.
“Similarly, armed bandits killed seven people at Unguwar Bula, Unguwar Dafillo and Ijinga in Randagi district, Birnin-Gwari on Saturday.
“The bandits on motor circles numbering fifty attacked the communities around 11 o’clock in the morning on Friday and lasted for four hours, preventing people to conduct Juma’at prayers.
“The bandits, apart from killing six people on the spot, another person died this morning at Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital, while 57 people abducted with many of them being women from the same community.
“While commending the local government authorities for taking care of the hospital bills of those injured in the attacks, we are calling on the government to as a matter of urgency set up a special centre for JAMB examinations in Birnin-Gwari.”
This comes a few days after gunmen killed the Director of Operations of the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS), Malam Dauda in his residence in Igabi local government area of the state.