Kaduna: Bandit-terrorists kill 5, kidnap 17 in Birnin-Gwari community

Bandits are said to have killed five people and kidnapped 4 more in Dogon Dawa, Layin Mahuta, and Tabanni in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued yesterday, by the Chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagari,

According to the statement, “On March 15, Haruna Tanko Dogon Dawa and two others were cruelly murdered in the eastern part of Birnin-Gwari by armed bandits, along with Dogon Dawa- Zaria. Eight other people were abducted on the same route.

“At Layin Mahuta (Tabanni) one Abdullahi Abubakar, a school teacher, was killed by bandits along Layin Lasan-Tabanni road on March 16, 2022. While on March 17, 2022, a seventy-year-old man was killed and seven women abducted at Layin-Mahuta Tabanni. Two other people were abducted by the bandits at old Tabanni”, he added.

Within a week, the kidnappers abducted 17 more people.

The statement, while appreciating the efforts of security agencies and the Kaduna State government, urged security personnel to always respond to distressed calls around Dogon Dawa, Kuyello, Tabanni and Kutemeshi wards, in Birnin-Gwari LGA.

However, the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to text messages sent to him to confirm the said attacks.

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