The death toll of the weekend’s bandits attacks on some villages in Kaduna State has risen to 40 following the discovery of two additional bodies.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed in a statement issued on Monday.
According to him, security agencies, who carried out search operations in the area, reported the discovery to the Kaduna State Government.
Daily Trust reported how bandits attacked Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya villages in Idasu, Giwa Local Government Area on Saturday where 38 people were confirmed dead as of Sunday.
“The latest discovery of two more bodies brings the death toll from the attack to 40.
“Further details will be published as they are confirmed,” he said.