No fewer than three people have been killed and many others abducted as bandits launched another attack on Sabo Layi community in the troubled Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to a community leader in the area, Sallau Ibrahim, the incident occurred The incident took place about 12 pm, on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
He said the three victims killed were farmers and identified them as Anas Sabonlayi, Abubakar Dankibiya and Harisu Lemu.
Ibrahim said the deceased were buried in Sabon Layi around 4.30 pm on Thursday in accordance with Islamic rites.
According to him, the attacked was a reaction to a military operation currently going on in the troubled areas.
The bandits also attacked some traders travelling from the western part to the Thursday Birnin-Gwari Market.
“They kidnapped some of the traders/travellers on their way to the market,”Ibrahim said.
“For about two weeks the farmers didn’t go to farm in the area. Today they decided to go, they were attacked and kidnapped,” Sallau said.
The Chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, Usman Kasai, while also confirming the incident, said, “They (bandits) killed three people. Many were abducted. We are trying to know how many are in the forest with the bandits.”
There was no official confirmation of the incident either from the police or the state government.
As of the time of filing this report, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammad Jalige, had yet to respond to our correspondent’s enquiry on the incident.
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