- No fewer than 17 people have been killed by gunmen in Kajuru LGA, according to the Kaduna police,
- The police said the people were killed on Sunday, March 10, when the gunmen stormed their village
- The state commissioner of police, however, stated that policemen have been deployed to the place where the incident took place
The killing of 17 people during two different attacks by armed bandits in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state has been confirmed by Kaduna state police.
Ahmad Abdurahman, state commissioner of police, said he undertook aerial surveillance of Birnin Gwari and Kajuru local government areas to assess the security situation in the areas, Channels TV reports.
Abdurahman said the suspected armed bandits ambushed a group of vigilantes who were returning from Zamfara state from a function at Hayin Gada village along Dogon Dawa road in Birnin Gwari.
He said the gunmen opened fire on them, and in the process killed 15 people. He also disclose that two additional corpses were recovered during extensive bush combing with a view to preventing further attacks.
He also said more policemen have been deployed to Kajuru local government following reports of a planned attack by gunmen in some communities in the local council.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that no less than 66 people in Kajuru LGA died in killings by gunmen on Friday, February 15, a day before the postponed presidential election.
Among the victims are 22 children and 12 women while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents who were alerted of the attacks.
Confirming the incident, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to the governor (media & publicity) expressed sadness at the development.
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