At least 50 people have been feared killed while an unspecified number of persons abducted as bandits attack nine communities in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State.
The State’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident. He, however, noted that the command was yet to compile the actual number of deaths recorded during the invasion.
ASP Jalige further said, “We’re still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa, and the Area Commander, Zaria”.
A member of the Vigilante Group in Dillalai area, Mansur Ibrahim, told newsmen that the bandits also burnt a church building, houses and ran away with over 100 cows. He mentioned that Dillalai village was the worst hit by the attack where about 15 persons were killed.
“The bandits also burnt a church at Zangon Tama village, all in Giwa local government area”, he stated.
Ibrahim added that some of the victims are receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria.