No fewer than 50 persons are feared
killed and an unspecified number of persons abducted as bandits attacked nine communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
ASP Mohammed Jalinge, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident.
He said that the command is yet to compile the actual number of deaths recorded during the invasion.
“We are still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa and the Area Commander Zaria,” he said.
The bandits also burnt houses, vehicles, motorcycles and rustled away over 100 cows.
The villages affected were Dillalai, Zango Tama, Kaya, Barebari, Anguwan Bakko, Gidan Alhajin Kida, Kadanya and Durumi among others.
It was learnt that Dillalai was worst hit by the attack, recording about 15 deaths, with five commercial trucks and five houses burnt.
The bandits equally burnt a church at Zangon Tama village, all in Giwa local government area.