Bandits massacre Gwaska villagers, 45 bodies recovered

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris

It is tears, sorrow and horror at Gwaska village in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State where no fewer than 45 villagers were killed by armed bandits on Saturday.

About 45 dead bodies were evacuated by the braved vigilantes and volunteers numbering five hundred with assistance of handful soldiers on Sunday afternoon, a statement by the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance said.

One of the vigilantes said: “The tense atmosphere and untidy nature of the village environment necessitate the evacuation of forty-five bodies discovered for burial rites in Birnin-Gwari town.”

Also one the volunteers said a search and rescue operation ihad been launched in Gwaska, saying, “death toll may rise at many bodies are likely to be found in the bush”

It added: “While we commend the resilience of the brave vigilantes and volunteers, we equally call on the people of Birnin-Gwari to remain calm and vigilant for peaceful burial rites of the deceased and await government response (if any) on the massacre of innocent lives and destruction of their homes by armed bandits.”



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