Barely one week after the massacre of local miners at Janruwa village, in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, 27 people were killed in another attack in Gwaska village on Saturday, May 5.
Daily Trust reported that armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state, encircled Gwaska up to Kuiga village around 2.30pm on Saturday, May 5 shooting sporadically and killing people mostly children.
The bandits reportedly burnt down the village of about 3,000 inhabitants and survivors mostly women are taking refuge at Doka district in the area.
Members of the local government under the umbrella of the Birnin Gwari Vanguards for Peace and Good Governace said: "Most of those killed are volunteers that tried to defend the village and children that cannot escape the onslaught.
"The vigilantes informed us that the casualties will be more but promised to mobilized tomorrow for evacuation of more casualties.
"We would continue to appeal to authorities to take urgent steps to forestall further attacks and extinction of communities in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state."
Daily Trust stated that a reliable source who pleaded for anonymity for fear of being attacked confirmed the development.
He said: "The Gunmen are from Zamfara state axis attacking and shooting people mostly children. They also completely burnt down many houses in Gwaska village where they spent over three hours.
"The survivors escaped to Doka village and the injured ones have been taken to Birini Gwari hospital."
The police public relations officer, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, reportedly did not answer his call at the time this report was filed.
NAIJ.com previously reported that the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai was intercepted by armed bandits/armed robbers at midnight of Saturday, May 5, while on a routine tour of operational areas by the Nigerian Army to curtail the activities of evil men across the country.
The incident reportedly took place along Numan - Yola Road at about 11.30 pm on Saturday, May 5.
Four of the armed robbers were arrested with 3 Dane guns, machetes and charms. The bandits who mounted roadblock where the COAS’ convoy ran into were reportedly on their daily operation of attacking innocent Nigerians.
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