No fewer than five people have been reported killed and another 17 kidnapped by bandits in fresh attacks in Dogon Dawa, Layin Mahuta and Tabanni communities in Birnin Gwari local council in Kaduna State.
This was contained in a statement, yesterday, by Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagari.
He said: “On March 15, 2022, Haruna Tanko Dogon Dawa and two others were cruelly murdered in the eastern part of Birnin-Gwari by armed bandits along with Dogon Dawa-Zaria. Eight other people were abducted on the same route.
“At Layin Mahuta (Tabanni), one Abdullahi Abubakar, a school teacher was killed by bandits along Layin Lasan-Tabanni road on March 16, 2022. While on March 17, 2022, a 70-year-old man was killed and seven women abducted at Layin Mahuta Tabanni. Two other people were abducted by the bandits at old Tabanni.”
While appreciating the efforts of security agencies and the Kaduna State government, Nagazi stressed the need to beef up security in the troubled areas.
He urged security personnel to always respond to distress calls around Dogon Dawa, Kuyello, Tabanni and Kutemeshi wards in Birnin-Gwari.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not respond to text messages sent to him to comment on the said attacks.