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23 confirmed dead as bandits sack Kaduna community

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At least 23 people were killed in Anguwar Danko Village on Wednesday after bandits overrun the community in the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna.

Appart from the killings, the bandits also abducted an uncertained number of people from the community, located about 10 kilometres from Dogon Dawa village in the same LGA, Daily Trust reported.

Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the representative for Kakangi Ward in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack, stating that 23 residents were killed, with five others injured.

He told the newspaper that some abducted villagers managed to escape into the bush during the chaos.

“There were casualties following Wednesday’s invasion in my constituency because so far 23 people were confirmed killed by the bandits. 19 at Anguwar Danko while 4 were killed at Kanawa village. They were buried this morning (Thursday),” he said.

He said cows were also rustled from the community during the attack.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Interim Local Government Chairman of Birnin Gwari LGA, Alhassan Ibrahim Saulawa also confirmed over 20 casualties.

He mentioned that Salisu Isah, the interim chairman of the LGA visited the community to offer condolences and support to the affected villagers and the injured.

Many are still unaccounted for after the attack as some also fled into nearby bushes for cover and are yet to return, eyewitnesses said.

The state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to provide further details upon reaching out to the area for information when our correspondent contacted him with the update on the casualties following the Wednesday incident.