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Bandits kill 23 villagers in Kaduna community

Bandits on Wednesday night attacked Anguwar Danko village under the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna and killed 23 persons. Daily…

Bandits on Wednesday night attacked Anguwar Danko village under the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna and killed 23 persons.

Daily Trust had reported how a large number of bandits invaded the community on Wednesday, fired gunshots sporadically, and abducted dozens of residents. 

Residents said the bandits operated freely in the community, located about 10 kilometres from Dogon Dawa village in the same LGA. 

Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the representative for Kakangi Ward in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack, stating that 23 residents were killed, with five others injured. 

He said some abducted villagers managed to escape into the bush during the chaos. 

“There were casualties following Wednesday’s invasion in my constituency because so far 23 people were confirmed killed by the bandits. 19 at Anguwar Danko while 4 were killed at Kanawa village. They were buried this morning (Thursday),” he said.

He said cows were also rustled from the community during the attack.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Interim Local Government Chairman of Birnin Gwari LGA, Alhassan Ibrahim Saulawa also confirmed over 20 casualties. 

He mentioned that the Interim Chairman, Salisu Isah, visited the community to offer condolences and support to the affected villagers and the injured. 

According to him, the exact number of people abducted remains unknown as many are still missing, having fled into the bush during the attack. 

The state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to provide further details upon reaching out to the area for information when our correspondent contacted him with the update on the casualties following the Wednesday incident.

 

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