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Bandits attack, kill 23 in a village in Nigeria’s Kaduna state

Reports say bandits on Wednesday night attacked Anguwar Danko village under the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Nigeria’s north West Kaduna state and killed 23 persons.

The bandits in a large number were reported to have invaded the village and fired gunshots sporadically, and abducted dozens of residents.

Residents said the bandits operated freely in the community, located about 10 kilometres from Dogon Dawa village in the same LGA.

Mr Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the representative for Kakangi Ward in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack

He stated that 23 residents were killed, with five others injured.

He said some abducted villagers managed to escape into the bush during the chaos.

“There were casualties following Wednesday’s invasion in my constituency because so far 23 people were confirmed killed by the bandits.

He said 19 people were killed in Anguwar Danko while 4 were killed at Kanawa village.

They were buried on Thursday, ” he said.

He said cows were also rustled from the community during the attack.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Interim Local Government Chairman of Birnin Gwari LGA, Alhassan Ibrahim Saulawa also confirmed over 20 casualties.

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