- 45 people have been confirmed dead in Kaduna after an attack on Gwaska in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state
- The bandits were said to have stormed the village around 2:30pm in large numbers on motorcycle
- Nigeria police say it had deployed over 150 personnel to the area as directed by the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris
Armed bandits have reportedly killed 45 people at Gwaska in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state in another fresh attack.
The bandits were said to have stormed the village around 2:30pm in large numbers on motorcycle.
They were said to have started shooting at the villagers immediately they arrived, killing 45 people including children.
Premium Times reports that the Kaduna state police commissioner, Austin Iwar confirmed that 45 villagers were killed by bandits in the state.
He said the police have deployed over 150 personnel to the area as directed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Sunday, May 6.
“Yes 45 people were confirmed dead and as we speak the state command have already deployed 150 policemen to the area to provide security,” he said.
“We will also deploy another 200 police officers by next week to help protect lives and property in Birnin Gwari. We are doing everything possible to secure the area,” he added.
A community leader in Birnin Gwari, who identified himself as Hussaini, was quoted to have said that over 40 bodies were brought to emir’s place in Birnin Gwari on Sunday afternoon.
“Some bodies that were seemed to have been burnt were already buried by their love ones at Doka and Mando villages, few kilometres from Birnin Gwari town,” he said.
The Kaduna state police command has confirmed that 10 miners were killed by armed bandits in Birnin Gawri local government area.
The commissioner of police in the state, Austin Iwar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday, April 29.
NAN reports that the 10 local miners were working in a mine field in Mahanga village in Birnin Gwari local government of Kaduna state.
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