Armed bandits attacked, killed and burnt houses in Kakangi village, South-West of Birnin-Gwari on Saturday in broad daylight.
The bandits stormed Kakangi around 5.00 pmon motorcycles shooting sporadically at the police station before procrastinating on a house to house attack and torching houses.
An escapee, who right now at Gagumi about 20 kilometres from Kakangi said: “We were sitting in front of the police station and suddenly bandits heavily started shooting. I jumped through the fence to escape”
The escapee added that “As I was escaping thick smoke from several locations overshadow the sky.”
Several sources said many people feared dead including high profile indigenes of Kakangi, that were attending a mass wedding.
Security situation has worsened due to armed banditry and kidnapped. Many communities particularly along Birnin-Gwari -Funtua road had deserted their homes and took refuge in Birnin-Gwari and elsewhere.
Birnin-Gwari Update: Six people with various degrees of injuries from gunshot are lying critically at General hospital Birnin-Gwari. One policeman was confirmed death, while several shops at Kakangi village market burnt to ashes. Rescue and search operation ongoing. Some people missing or abducted.
Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari
Chairman, Birninin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance