Terrorists storm Birnin Gwari communities, kill security operatives

Terrorists, in their hundreds, stormed two communities in Birnin Gwari and killed scores of security personnel, comprising civil defence, police, soldiers and members of the vigilante at a checkpoint.

A resident of the area, Abubakar Kakangi, told journalists, yesterday, the affected communities are Kubau and Unguwan Zakara villages.

“The bandits stormed Aka security checkpoint along Birnin-Gwari to Kakangi/Randagi road of the Western part of Birnin-Gwari Council

“The attack took place around 2:00 p.m. The bandits divided themselves into two groups and carried out the attack simultaneously at the two villages where they killed scores of security personnel including the Civil Defence Corps, police, vigilante and soldiers,” Kakangi revealed.

At the time of filing this report, there was no statement from the police, other security agencies or the state government.

Meanwhile, sources said the civil defence personnel that were victims of the attack were ambushed while escorting an expatriate to a mining site.

“Both the injured person and the corpses of the dead were brought to Barau Dikko. No information was provided on the expatriate.”

However, when contacted, the Spokesman of the Kaduna command of Civil Defence declined to make comments.

The spokesman for the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Muhammed Jalige, could not respond to telephone calls put across to him for his comments on the attack and killings of security operatives.

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