Bandits Revenge Death of Cowboy, Attack Checkpoints in Kaduna

In a vengeance attack, marauding bandits waylaid a security checkpoint in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, killing unspecified number of security personnel including men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Army, policemen and local vigilantes.

According to residents of the area, the security personnel had last three weeks ago, killed the terrorists’ errand boy who takes care of the their cattle.

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Abubakar Kakangi, a resident of the area told Leadership newspaper that the affected communities were Kubau and Unguwan Zakara villages.

He added that the bandits had sealed an agreement with the farmers in the area as a condition to allow hitch-free farming activities.

According to him, the bandits usually journeyed through the villages to sell rustled cows, a shady business he believes, annoys the security personnel .

“Three weeks ago, the security men killed a boy who was looking after their (Bandits’) cattle. The bandits were not happy over the killing of the boy.

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“Then yesterday (Sunday), the bandits stormed Aka security checkpoint along Birnin-Gwari to Kakangi/Randagi Road of Western part of Birnin-Gwari LGA and attacked everyone on sight including the security personnel some of whom were killed,” the resident said.

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Abubakar disclosed that “the attack took place around 2:00pm as the bandits divided themselves into two groups and carried out the attacks simultaneously at the two villages where they killed scores of security personnel.”

Efforts to reach Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for comments were not successful as the agency did not respond to an enquiry sent across.

Similarly, Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security has not respond to a text sent to him as of press time.


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