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Great Massacre By Gunmen at Six Villages In Kaduna

BY LEVI JOHNSON

No fewer than 50 people at the weekend have been gruesomely killed by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram or armed bandits in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State at the weekend.

The Igbabi LGA has six villages comprises Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, and Unguwar Barau of Kaduna State

Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident, though no casualty figure was given as at press time.

Investigations from inhabitants of Igabi said the death rate was beyond 50 people. they added that the people murdered were women, Almajiri, children and aged men.

Some school of thought in the community said that the killers came for a revenge mission.

They posited that the bandits came to avenge the attacks launched against them by the security forces who killed many of the bandit in the neighbouring Birnin-Gwari local government area a few weeks.

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Recall that a few weeks ago, Policemen raided the bandits’ camp and killed over 200 of them. Soldiers and Air Force also attacked the bandits a few days ago.

The bandits according to a source believed the Igbabi people were those who gave the security operatives information about their movement and camps.

One one the escapists was a testament to the allusion when he said: ”The bandits were saying in Hausa Language that, the villagers were the ones reporting us to the security.

One of the said: “I don’t live in any of those villages, but people often run from some of the villages to take refuge here.

“The villages have actually been suffering in the hands of the bandits for a long time. They invade the villages and kidnap people unchallenged. That is why they became the first suspects to the bandits.”

Meanwhile, ASP Muhammad Jalige, the Police Command’s Public Relations Officer at Igbabi confirmed the dastardly act but stated that the casualty figure was yet unknown.

While ASP Jalige was still unspecific about the number of people killed. the Hausa Service of the Voice of America in its 6:00 am news bulletin, reported that over 50 persons where killed in the attack.

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