Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Attack in Nigeria

09 May, 2018, 08:12 | Author: Denise Dawson
  • Bandits have killed 27 people including children at Gwaska in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state in another fresh attack

The bloody attack by bandits took place in Gwaska Community in Birnin-Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State at the weekend.

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had during a visit last week, ordered the immediate deployment of additional 200 police personnel to Birnin-Gwari area to check incessant banditry and kidnapping.

Birnin-Gwari has recorded several attacks by armed bandits alleged to be cattle thieves and other criminal gangs this year.

He commiserated with the people of Birnin Gwari, while assuring them that the engagement between the state and federal governments on the issue, had yielded positive result.

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Residents have demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari's government urgently deploy more police and military to protect vulnerable villages on the state border with Zamfara.

He met with the emir and community leaders before proceeding to Gwaska, the scene of fatal attacks.

Numerous victims are believed to be members of a self defence vigalnte group, which was set up to protect villages from unlawful attacks by gangs.

The group, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, said 45 bodies were recovered by vigilantes and volunteers with the assistance of soldiers on Sunday afternoon. The armed bandits later burnt down completely the village of about 3,000 inhabitants.

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

The Command's spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that no arrest has been made, but that efforts were on to track down the killers.