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Kaduna: Gunmen Invade Birnin Gwari, Kill Over 19 Persons



Gunmen have invaded about 30 communities in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing not less than 19 persons during the attack. gathered the armed bandits invaded Kutemeshi village of Kuyello District in Birnin-Gwari around 5pm on Saturday.


The bodies of those killed during the attack have been buried in the early hours of Sunday, a youth leader in the community disclosed to PR Nigeria.

The young leader, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that residents of adjoining communities in Sabuwa town of Katsina State, were among those who attended the funeral ceremony held around 11am on Sunday.


The youth leader said the gunmen operated unchecked for about two hours, killing many villagers in the process while 10 persons sustained gunshot wounds and others lucky ones were able to escpape.

“We called severally for security reinforcement, but only a handful of volunteer-vigilantes came to our rescue around 7.00 pm, after the bandits had fled to bush. In fact, it was today (Sunday) that armed security finally stormed our community,” he said.


He called on both the Federal and State Governments to deploy massive security personnel to check the spate of brutal attacks persistently launched by gunmen at vulnerable communities in Kaduna State.
Hours after the gruesome raid at Kutemeshi, some group of women besieged the palace of the Emir of Birnin-Gwari, protesting the wanton killing of their husbands by bandits in recent times.

Over 30 communities around Randagi, the Southern part of Birnin-Gwari, have been sacked by bandits, with thousands also displaced in the last 48 hours.


“At the moment, there are 5,000 refugees from the affected areas in Birnin-Gwari town,” a security source said.


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