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Just in: Bandits kill over 38 persons in Giwa

By Femi Mustapha

 

Following the report of attacks by bandits across villages in Idasu, in the Giwa local government area contained in an earlier report, security agencies have confirmed to the Kaduna State Government that 38 people were killed across the locations attacked.

 

This was contained in a statement issued by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday.

 

The 29 identified are listed as, Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alh Nura Nuhu, Alh Bashari Sabiu, Alh Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Mallam Lawal Nagar gari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad, Alh Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri, Sani Lawal and Auwal Umar.

 

Others are Jamilu Hassan Badamasi Mukhtar, Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa Sule Hamisu, Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdu, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam Shuaibu Habibu, Malam Yahaya Habibu, and Abubakar Yusuf.

 

The statement disclosed that further details will be published as they are confirmed.

 

In the same vein, the bandits were also said to burn Houses, trucks, and cars, along with agricultural produce on various farms.

 

The commissioner stated that Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, who received the reports with sadness, sent condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for divine repose of victims’ souls.

 

The Governor also commiserated with the affected communities and directed the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency to conduct an urgent assessment of the area towards providing relief.

 

In the meantime, security agencies have sustained patrols in the general area,’’ Aruwan added.

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