Posted by News Express | 3 February 2021 | 690 times
By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna
Bandits wielding sophisticated weapons on several motorcycles Wednesday sacked Randagi and Kuki villages in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing ten people.
The bandits, who yesterday attacked the village and killed four vigilantes and a little boy after ransacking the shops and carting away food stuffs and other items around 12 midday, were said to have gone at night, and returned again this morning.
A source who escaped death by whiskers and had to run kilometres from the village before he was able to have GSM network to make calls, said the villagers were forced to flee as the bandits over powered the vigilantes who made frantic efforts to protect the communities.
Six persons were killed in Randagi and four in Kuki with shops and houses ransacked for foods, animals, medicals and money. The bandits were said to have set some of the buildings ablaze and left some people injured and in critical condition.
Troops however were said to have been deployed to the local Government, but sources within the Local Government said the troops were positioned about five kilometres away from Birnin Gwari town which is about 25 kilometres away from Randagi.
Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer ASP Muhammed Jalige, when contacted on phone, said he would call back. His call was still expected as at the time of filling this report.
The bandits had on Tuesday attacked travelers along the Kaduna Birnin Gwari Way, killed a driver identified as Awwal Ibrahim, attacked Randagi in western part of the council, Kuyello in eastern parts killing scores, abducted unconfirmed number and left some injured.
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