Again, Armed Bandits Strike Birnin Gwari

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BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – It was another dreadful day on Monday as about 24 armed bandits on motorbikes, brandishing AK-47 and other weapons, attacked Layin-lasan village in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Forefront gathered that the village, which is about 96 kilometers from Birnin-Gwari along Birnin-Gwari-Funtua road, came under attack by the armed bandits at about 1.43 pm local time.

It was further gathered that three people were seriously wounded at Layin-lasan while another person sustained multiple gunshots at the neighbouring village of Layin-Nakurmi.

A source on ground told Forefront on telephone that at about 2.35pm, some of the local vigilantes and volunteers from Kuyello district succeeded in repelling the attack and forced the bandits to flee to Hamada forest in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Another resident of the area, Mallam Shu’aibu, who confirmed the incident said; “The Armed bandits came last week and surrounded our village but later disappeared.”
Shu’aibu lamented the lack of the presence of security personnel in the area, adding that if security agencies were present, some arrests could have been made.
Birnin-Gwari has continued to experience incidents of attacks by armed bandits, cattle rustling and Kidnapping.
Following the ugly development, some of the major villages in the Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari such as Kirazo, Layin Mai Gwari, Kwalakwangi, parts of Kazage district have been deserted as residents flee their homes to safer zones within Kaduna and Katsina states.

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