Nigeria: Death toll in fresh Kaduna attack rises to 38

The death toll in fresh bandit attacks on communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen from 20 to 38.

The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in an updated statement issued on the attacks.

Aruwan had earlier said that some bandits have invaded three communities in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state, killing at least 20 persons.

The commissioner gave the names of the attacked communities to include Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya.

Aruwan, who was not specific on when the attack took place, also said several houses, vehicles, and other valuables estimated in millions of naira were destroyed by the hoodlums during the attacks.

However, the commissioner said security agencies confirmed to the state government that 38 people were killed across the communities attacked by the bandits.

According to him, 29 of the victims have been identified while the remaining nine are yet to be identified.

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The Commissioner listed those killed by the bandits to include Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alh Nura Nuhu, Alh Bashari Sabiu, Alh Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Malam Lawal Nagargari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad.

Others are Alh Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri, Sani Lawal, Auwal Umar, Jamilu Hassan , Badamasi Mukhtar, Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa, and Sule Hamisu.

The rest include Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha, Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdul, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam and Shuaibu Habibu as well as Malam Yahaya Habibu and Abubakar Yusuf.

“Following the report of attacks by bandits across villages in Idasu, Giwa LGA, contained in an earlier update, security agencies have confirmed to the Kaduna State Government that 38 people were killed across the locations attacked.

“Twenty-nine of the victims have been identified, with nine remaining unidentified as of the time of this update,” he added.

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