Bandits kill 23 villagers, abduct many others in Kaduna community

At least 23 people have been reportedly killed by bandits who attacked the Anguwar Danko community near Dogon Dawa district in the Eastern part of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Residents said the bandits operated freely in the community, located about 10 kilometres from Dogon Dawa village in the same LGA.

Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the representative for Kakangi Ward in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack, stating that 23 residents were killed, with five others injured.

He said some abducted villagers managed to escape into the bush during the chaos.

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“There were casualties following Wednesday’s invasion in my constituency because so far 23 people were confirmed killed by the bandits. 19 at Anguwar Danko while 4 were killed at Kanawa village,” he said.

Salio added that the deceased were buried on Thursday morning.

He also noted that cows were rustled from the community during the attack.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Interim Local Government Chairman of Birnin Gwari LGA, Alhassan Ibrahim Saulawa also confirmed over 20 casualties.

He mentioned that the Interim Chairman, Salisu Isah, visited the community to offer condolences and support to the affected villagers and the injured.

he said the exact number of people abducted remains unknown as many are still missing, having fled into the bush during the attack.


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