At least 45 people killed after bandits attack Nigerian village

Nigeria mass slaughter: 45 killed as armed gang raid village burning homes

Nigeria mass slaughter: 45 killed as armed gang raid village burning homes

At least about 45 corpses have been recovered after the attack by bandits on Gwaska village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna State, Daily Trust heard from multiple sources. Also, the bandits completely burnt down the village of about 3,000 inhabitants.

Women and children were among those killed in the attack, according to local media reports. Also vigilantes make u-turn with handful of survivors and injured people.

The vigilantes, however, promised to mobilise on Sunday for evacuation of more casualties. It also assured that the military will be stationing a permanent Army battalion in Birnin Gwari to contain the situation.

A few days ago, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, accompanied by the General Officer Commanding, 1Division, Nigerian Army, Major-General Mohammed Mohammed and Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, were in Birnin Gwari to find ways of tackling the incessant attacks.

The Kaduna State Police Command had earlier deployed a special strike force to curb the activities of terrorists, armed robbers, cattle rustlers and other criminal elements in the Kuyanbana and Kaumuku forests in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

The CP also confirmed that the incident occurred in Gwaska, a Birnin Gwari village close to Zamfara State.

Meanwhile, Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, has expressed concern over the continuous attacks in the state.

A Former Birnin Gwari Local Government chairman, who does not want his name mentioned, described the attack as the worst in the troubled area.

He directed the State Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials with immediate effect to the affected communities.

"I'm heartbroken to learn that scores of precious lives have been massacred in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State".

The populace of Gwaska has demanded that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari's government immediately deploy more police and military to guard the vulnerable villages on the state border with Zamfara.

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