About 50 people were killed while an unspecified number of persons were abducted when bandits invaded nine communities in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State.
Bandits Kill 50 People In Kaduna Communities
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Mohammed Jalinge, who confirmed the incident, said the command was yet to compile the actual number of deaths recorded during the invasion on Friday, March 25.
He said: “We are still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa and the Area Commander Zaria.”
However, a member of vigilante group in Dillalai area of the local council, Mansur Ibrahim, said the bandits also burnt houses and vehicles, motorcycles and rustled away over 100 cows.
Ibrahim said, “The villages affected were Dillalai, Zango Tama, Kaya, Barebari, Anguwan Bakko, Gidan Alhajin Kida, Kadanya and Durumi among others.
“Dillalai was worst hit by the attack where about 15 people were reportedly killed with five commercial trucks and five houses burnt. The bandits also burnt a church at Zangon Tama village.”
Ibrahim said some of the victims that sustained gunshot injuries were receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria.
KanyiDaily recalls that bandits had recently kidnapped 75 people in Zamfara and vowed that they won’t release the victims unless the local vigilantes disarm and drop their weapons.