Bandits have reportedly killed five and kidnapped four others in Dogon Dawa, Layin Mahuta and Tabanni, in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The kidnappers, within the week, also abducted 17 others.

Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagari, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

He said: “on March 15, Haruna Tanko Dogon Dawa and two others were cruelly murdered in the Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari by armed bandits along with Dogon Dawa- Zaria.

“Eight other people were abducted on the same route. At Layin Mahuta (Tabanni), one Abdullahi Abubakar, a schoolteacher was killed by bandits along Layin Lasan-Tabanni road on March 16.

While on March 17, 2022, a seventy-year-old man was killed and seven women abducted at Layin Mahuta Tabanni. Two other people were abducted by the bandits at old Tabanni.”

While appreciating the efforts of security agencies and the Kaduna State Government, the statement urged security personnel to always respond to distressed calls around Dogon Dawa, Kuyello, Tabanni and Kutemeshi wards in Birnin-Gwari.

However, the Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige did not respond to calls put across to him to confirm the attacks.

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