Eight persons have been killed in an early morning attack in Kakangi District, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.
The attack, our correspondent gathered, occurred at about 4.30am on Thursday morning in three villages of Mashigi, Dokoru and Sabon Wuri.
The assailants stole many cattle and over 10 motorcycles during the attack.
A resident of the community, Alhaji Ja’afar Jibril, said, “Four people were killed in Mashigi and two each in Dokoru and Sabon Wuri villages during the attack by armed bandits around 4.30am on Thursday.”
He expressed concern over the lingering insecurity in the area, adding that “Today (Thursday) is our market day, which was a thriving grain market, the market has become a shadow of itself, people cannot ply the road carrying money for fear of kidnappers and the only bank we have left cannot keep money because the bandits have virtually destroyed all the other banks.”
He urged the state and federal governments to put in more efforts to tackle the problem once and for all.
He also called on individuals to fear God and stop giving false information on happenings in the area.
When contacted, the police spokesperson in Kaduna, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu confirmed the incident.
“Yes, we have received report that there was an attack in Birnin Gwari but I do not have the details yet, I will let you know as soon as I get them.”
He, however, said the police were doing their best to address the situation, as mobile police have been deployed to strategic locations in the area.