Gunmen believed to be part of the bandits raiding the area have attacked Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna state.Reports said at least three policemen were killed.Some of the gunmen and others were believed to have lost their lives in the overnight raid.
Reports said after about two hours of attacks by the bandits last night ,some properties including banks and other buildings were destroyed in the attack in the embattled town.
The attack came hours after the Emir of Birnin Gwari ,Alhaji Zubairu Jibril 11 who led a delegation to Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna state cried out that bandits had taken over his territory
Reports quoted the emir as having said “We are worried and disturbed and we don’t know what to do. In fact, as I am talking to you now, I am not in charge and you are not in charge also in some of the villages in Birnin Gwari that are under the bandits. These bandits are in charge. The armed bandits have taken over our land.
“They move around with their weapons in day light even in the market with nobody to challenge them. The kill, maim, rob and rape wives of their victims at will. The only town they have not entered is Birnin Gwari town. So we hope the governor will come to our rescue,” the emir said,noting that at least seven villages namely , Dogon Dawa, Kuyallo, Damari, Kazaga, among others have been overpowered by the bandits.
“The bandits have stolen about Seven thousand cattle belonging to the villagers and nothing has been done about it. Our people are worried and government promised to help us but we are still waiting for government to help us,” he said.
The attack on Dogon Dawa last year led to the killing of several worshippers who were coming out of the Mosque after the early morning subhi prayers.