– About 18 people have once again lost their lives over the insecurity situation in the country
– The dead people are victims of bandits who have taken the country by storm
– Meanwhile, reports have it that the residents no longer know what to do
Armed bandits have killed 18 villagers at the Kutemeshi community in Kuyello District of Birnin-Gwari local government Area of Kaduna state.
Daily Trust gathered that the bandits invaded the community around 5.30 pm on Saturday.
It was gathered that the operation lasted for three hours without assistance from security agencies.
Confirming the killings to Daily Trust, Councilor representing Kuyello Ward, Abdulrahman Yusuf, said 15 people were injured.
“18 men were killed while 15 sustained critical injuries. Those in critical condition will be transferred to Kaduna for treatment. As we speak we are preparing to bury those killed any moment from now,” he said.
According to him, Kutemeshi village is about four kilometers from Sabuwa town in Katsina State.
He said only local vigilantes came to the rescue of the villagers during the attack.
Abdulrahman said the people are in despair as they do not know what to do next.
Calls to the state Police command spokesman ASP Mohammed Jalige remain unanswered.
Similarly, the State Commissioner Samuel Aruwan is yet to reply text message sent to him.
Recall that armed bandits had displaced thousands of people from different communities in various parts of Birnin-Gwari and other parts of Kaduna.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in what will come to any Nigerians as ‘another bad news’, some people have lost their lives in Kaduna state after armed bandits opened fire on some vehicles.
This was disclosed by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, in a statement on Friday, February 5.
According to him, the bandits opened fire on the commuters while running away from “aggressive patrols” by security agencies in the area.
Legit.ng also reported that Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, has said that bandits might be ready to listen to renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi more than the federal government.
Mohammed made the disclosure while speaking on TVC’s This Morning show monitored by The Punch on Friday, February 5.
According to the minister, the government was using some back channels to tackle Nigeria’s security challenges, adding that there’s nothing unusual for the Kaduna-based Islamic cleric to act as a bridge.
This development is coming a day after the fearless Islamic cleric took a bold step to dialogue with the armed criminals in a bid to hear their grievances and possibly fashion out a workable method of stopping the bloodletting.