A day after a touching motion on the floor of the House of Representatives by Hon. Hassan Adamu Shekarau, representing Birnin-Gwari /Giwa Federal Constituency, armed bandits overran four villages in his Kakangi ward.
The armed bandits attacked the villages around 5pm on Tuesday in a raid that lasted for three and half hours. The villages are Mashigi, Dakwaro, Sabongida and one other village adjacent Dakwaro, according to the Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance.
A member of the volunteers, Malam Umar, said so far “ten bodies of people killed have been recovered, while many are unaccounted for”.
Also, the armed bandits burnt houses and grains stock in the affected villages.
Already, volunteers from the southern axis of Birnin-Gwari and security menhave been mobilised to ascertain the number of casualties.
Another source said: “The affected villages are in need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes”.
He added: “Despite these attacks and kidnappings daily along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, we are saluting the Federal Government and security agencies for the deployment of personnel to deal with the situation in Birnin-Gwari. We hope more troops and special police task force will be deployed.”