The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that armed bandits have killed nine persons in another attack on Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Areas in the state.
This was disclosed by Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, on Thursday.
According to Aruwan, the armed bandits barricaded the Dogon Dawa-Kuyello road, after Ungwan Gajere village of Birnin Gwari LGA, and shot six people dead. They were identified as: Nura Rufai, Sanusi Gajere, Yakubu Labbo, Usman Dangiwa, Alhaji Abdulhamid and Janaidu Tsalhatu.
Also, at Ungwan Maje, in the same local government area, armed bandits shot and killed two persons, identified as Haruna Dotu and Hamisu Mohammad.
While another attack by armed bandits occurred at Kwama village in Giwa LGA and killed one Nasiru Rufai, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him, according to Vanguard.
“Governor Nasiru El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain, while sending condolences to their families,” the Commissioner said.
The state has recently been besieged by unprecedented attacks and abductions of persons and students.
On March 11, 2021, about 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in Mando, Kaduna, were abducted after gunmen stormed the school premises late Thursday and they are still being held captive by their abductors.
The following week on Monday, March 15 another separate attack occurred at Rema Primary School, in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, where three teachers were kidnapped.
Last week Tuesday, the convoy of Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, the Emir of Birnin-Gwari, was attacked by some armed bandits in the highway and rained bullets on the vehicles in the convoy.
But, it was confirmed that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when it happened when the attack happened.
The state government has maintained that it will not negotiate with the bandits by paying ransom to secure the release of those abducted.