- Residents of several communities in Kaduna have fled, due to attacks by armed bandits
- A community leader said villagers are killed and kidnapped on a daily basis; and that’s why the people fled
- The Kaduna state police command’s spokesperson reportedly declined to comment on the matter
Attacks by armed bandits in the Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state have caused many villagers to abandon their houses and farm lands.
According to Daily Trust, the villagers fled from Kamfanin Doka, Goron Dutse, Irirori, Layin Mai Gwari and Kungi villages to Birnin Gwari town.
Legit.ng gathers that a community leader disclosed: “Our people are being killed daily; some are kidnapped daily, including our wives and daughters by these bandits.
“This is why the people had to flee their villages to run away from the bandits who attacked them at will.
“These bandits are mobile and they move freely from one village to another to attack people. The same bandits that killed about 15 people last week Monday at Damari village are same people attacking other villages.”
The Kaduna state police command’s spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, reportedly declined to comment on the matter.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that as Nigeria prepared for the 2019 presidential election, 66 people lost their lives to an attack by gunmen in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
Among the victims were 22 children and 12 women while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents who were alerted of the attacks.
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