Gunmen Chase Mourners Away from  Graveyard in Birnin-Gwari


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Gunmen Chase Mourners Away from Graveyard in Birnin-Gwari

Armed bandits has chased away mourners from a grave yard this morning in KAGI village, about three kilometres from Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna state.
The incident occurred on Saturday around 8.40 am, when relatives and volunteers as well as handful of Policemen went to Kagi for burial of two victims of armed bandits attack in the village that are on procession to the grave after the funeral prayers.
The gunmen fired shot indiscriminately and the people as well as the police took to their hills and returned to Birnin-Gwari town for safety.
Later around 12.00 noon, vigilante groups, volunteers numbering about 300 and police went back to Kagi and outnumber the armed bandits to bury those killed in yesterdays attack.
Armed bandits yesterday attacked Kagi and Kugu farming communities yesterday around 6.00 pm, killing two people, wounded two others and carted away cows and grains.
Although during the attack the army went to the location but returned to base thinking the armed bandits had left, only to resurface this morning to take away remnant of cattle that return to the village.
With this attack on peasant farmers at Kagi (Bagoman Daji), just three kilomitres from Birnin-Gwari town, the possibility of armed bandits into Birnin-Gwari town is imminent.
We call on the Federal and state government as well as security agencies to deploy more personnel to protect your lives and property from merciless armed bandits.
27TH APRIL 2019


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