BANDITS, in the early hours of Friday, attacked nine communities in Giwa Local government area of Kaduna State, killing no fewer than 50 people and kidnapping scores of others.

Reports say that the bandits also burnt houses and destroyed vehicles in the affected communities. About 100 cows were also stolen by the hoodlums.

He listed the affected communities as Dillalai, Zango Tama, Kaya, Barebari, Anguwan Bakko, Gidan Alhajin Kida, Kadanya and Durumi.

Dillalai, he said, was the worst-hit in the attacks as it accounted for about 15 of the murdered victims while about five trucks and five houses were burnt there. He said the bandits burnt down a church in Zangon Tama.

According to him, those who sustained injuries were currently receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalinge, confirmed the incident but said the command had yet to ascertain the number of those killed.

“We are still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa, and the Area Commander in Zaria,” Jalinge said



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