40 killed in armed bandit attack in northwest Nigeria

40 killed in armed bandit attack in northwest Nigeria

40 killed in armed bandit attack in northwest Nigeria

Both men in their separate capacities made the promise while reacting to the killing on Sunday of about 45 villagers mostly children and the razing of houses at Gwaska Village in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State by bandits.

"They burnt down many homes", he said.

President Buhari extends his condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of Kaduna State over this unfortunate tragedy, assuring that his government will never abandon them to their fate.

This is contained in a joint press statement signed by Chairman, BEPU, Murtala Abdullahi, Coordinator, Yan Birnin Gwari, Comrade Muhammad Randag, Chairman, Birnin Gwari Empowerment and Development Forum, Junaidu Lawal, and President B/Gwari Students Association (BIGSA), Ibrahim Aliyu Barau.

These include the confirmation that a new battalion of the Army and a new Police Area Command have been sited in Birnin Gwari.

The statement said the Emir of Birnin-Gwari praised the Federal and state governments for demonstrating commitment to the plight of his people.

The Birnin-Gwari people under the auspices of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance said, death toll in the Saturday attack has now rises to 71.

"The State Emergency Management Agency, has also been directed to provide relief materials with immediate effect to the affected communities".

Survivors say the attackers surrounded Gwaska on Saturday afternoon.

President Buhari also said security remained a priority of his administration, which he added would not tolerate the persistent killing of innocent people to set Nigerians against one another.

Those killed included children abandoned by their parents during the attack in the village of Gwaska, in Kaduna state, a vigilante said.

"Also the armed bandits razed down the village, which has about 3,000 inhabitants, completely", the source lamented.

According to locals, "the vigilantes informed us that the casualties would be more but promised to mobilise tomorrow for evacuation of more casualties".

"The engagements between the state and federal governments have yielded results". But he never did up till the time of fi ling in this report.

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