Bandits Invade Birnin Gwari, Kill 10
No fewer than ten were reported dead after bandits invaded Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday.
A vigilante group in the area, Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security, said in a statement that the attack lasted for over three hours.
“The bandits attacked the villages around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and it lasted for three and a half hours.
“The villages are Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabon Gida and another village adjacent to Dakwaro,” the statement said.
The bandits were said to have burnt houses and foodstuff of the affected villages.
According to the vigilante group, volunteers from the southern axis of Birnin-Gwari and security personnel were mobilised to ascertain the number of casualties.
Following the latest attack, Buratai said Thursday in Abuja that the Nigerian Army was prepared to partner other security agencies in the country to flush out bandits operating in the Birnin Gwari axis along the Kaduna expressway.
“We will continue to cooperate along with other security agencies that are charged with the responsibility of securing our country and the deployment of a unit there is quite strategic. It is in line with the Nigerian Army order of battle that was approved in 2016.
“We have to implement all of them to achieve the strategic objective of the government. This is essentially why we have to put the battalion there and to work with other security agencies,” Buratai said.