27 killed in fresh Kaduna attack

Women children killed as bandits invade Kaduna community again

It added that President Buhari has approved a new military battalion, a new Police Area Command, and two additional Divisional Police HQs, for the troubled area.

Commending the resilience and bravery of the vigilantes, the group called on the people of Birnin-Gwari to remain calm and Vigilant.

Recently, 11soldiers posted to the area to assist in curbing the menace were also killed by the bandits. These bandits, he said, had been terrorising the area.

The gunmen also killed the Sarkin Fawa (Head of local vigilante) who was on his way back to the village.

NAIJ.com gathered that armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state, encircled Gwaska up to Kuiga village around 2.30pm, shooting sporadically and killing people mostly children. Some of those affected have now deserted the village and moved to Doka district.

Among the deceased also include children, many of whose parents escaped the assault by the bandits of Zamfara forests, local media reports said.

"The vigilantes informed us that the casualties will be more but promised to mobilise tomorrow for evacuation of more casualties".

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"The engagements between the state and federal governments have yielded results".

Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris confirmed the bandits invaded Gwaska Saturday, fighting local defense forces protecting the community of about 3,000 people.

But as at press time, he was yet to do so.

The attack came barely a week after the killing of 14 miners at a mining site at Janruwa area of the same state.

Meanwhile, six people were killed, including four government officials and a soldier, in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on a Chadian army checkpoint on an island in Lake Chad, a military source told AFP, yesterday.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has described the killing of 27 persons in Birnin Gwari Emirate of the state as "unfortunate". "The government has sent a message of condolence to the people of Birnin Gwari Emirate", the statement said.

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