Ishaq Usman Kasai, the chairman of the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU), claimed on Wednesday that armed suspects stormed the Damari town of Kazage ward in Kaduna State’s Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, killed three people, and abducted 13 others.
According to a statement from Kasai, on July 25, 2022, at around 6:00 p.m., numerous armed bandits riding motorcycles and armed with high-tech weapons stormed Damari town in Kazage Ward in the eastern part of Birnin-Gwari, killing three people and kidnapping 13.
He mentioned the names of those killed as; Hashimu Dan-Daura, Nazifi Adamu, and Alhaji Dangude.
According to him, the bandits operated in the town for several hours unchallenged, adding that they returned on July 26, 2022, around 6:00 pm, and forcefully looted many shops in the town and on their way back to the forests kidnapped 13 persons at Hayin-Gada of the same Damari community.
According to him, the attacks happened when Ansaru, another group of bandits who were allegedly defending the locals, left the area for about four days.
The statement called on the government to address the continued loss of lives and property in the area.
The Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige did not pick up his calls for comment.
Also, the state government has not made any pronouncement about the incident at the time of filling this report.
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