Monday, March 2, 2020

Bandits again cause havoc in Kaduna... kill 50, raze houses

About 50 people have been reported killed by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, and Unguwar Barau villages, all of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state at the weekend, The Nation reports.

Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident.

The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige told The Nation the casualty figure was yet unknown.

ASP Jalige, who spoke to The Nation around 7:20am on Monday, said the contingent of the Commissioner of Police was on the way to the affected villages to assess the situation.

According to him: “Yes, there was an attack. In fact, as we speak, I am in the entourage of the Commissioner of Police. We are going to the scene. When we come back, I will get back to you”.

Sources from Igabi told the newspaper that, over 50 persons, including children, Almajiri, women and aged were hacked to death by the bandits.

A source from the area said, the killers came to revenge attacks launched against them by the security forces who bombarded the bandits camps in the neighboring Birnin-Gwari local government area few weeks ago.