Again, gunmen attack 4 Birnin Gwari villages, kill many

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Some of the bodies of victims of Gwaska, Birnin Gwari attack lined up for funeral prayer on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Doka, Kaduna State
FILE: Some of the bodies of victims of Gwaska, Birnin Gwari attack lined up for funeral prayer on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Doka, Kaduna State

Armed bandits have overrun four villages in Kakangi ward of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A member representing Birnin-Gwari/Giwa Federal Constituency, Hassan Shekarau, had earlier raised a motion before the house, calling on government’s intervention over the incessant killings.

The gunmen however struck in the lawmaker’s Kakangi ward a day after his presentation.

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The villages are Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon Gida and one other settlements near Dakwaro.

A member of volunteers, Malam Umar said so far “ten bodies have been recovered, while many are unaccounted for”.

Also the armed bandits burnt houses and grain stock of the affected villages.

Already volunteers from the southern axis of Birnin-Gwari and security men were mobilized to ascertain the number of casualties.

“The affected villages are in need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes.

“Despite these attacks and kidnappings daily along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, we are saluting the Federal government and security agencies for deployment of personnel to deal with the situation in Birnin-Gwari.

“We hope more troops and special police task force will be deployed,” a community leader Hassan Lawan, said.