How bandits, Ansaru terrorists clashed in Kaduna
Armed Bandits numbering about two hundreds on Motorcycles wielding sophisticated weapons targeted and attacked Damari town of Kazage Ward in the Eastern Part of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Solacebase gathered that the attack took place around 5:00pm on Wednesday 13th July while Ansaru members were right inside the town preaching to locals.
On hearing the sporadic gunshots from the Bandits the Ansaru members moved towards them and started exchanging fire, a statement issued on Friday by Chairman, Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, Ishaq Usman Kasai, confirmed the development.
‘’They clashed for about an hour and the Ansaru members who were also heavily armed overpowered the bandits which made them to retreat and run away, ‘’the statement said.
The statement said during the clash, some damages were made to the town, burning of a shop, two cars, a private hospital.
It said two locals (labourers) were also killed by the armed bandits on their way from farm while the bandits were running away into the forest.
‘’As a result of this, most of the community members appreciated and applauded the Ansaru members for defending the town from the bandits attack without which they believe that the situation could have been more damaging.’’
It noted that hundreds of persons including women and children migrated from the town as a result of the attack.
According to the statement the attack was a very organized one because the armed bandits knew that the Ansaru members are covering the town. Hence, it was countered by the Ansaru members.
However, the casualty figure between the armed bandits and the Ansaru members is unascertained.
‘’The Ansaru members continue to preach and administer Shari’a Justice to locals and also advise them to acquire arms to defend themselves against enemies as well as fight Government in order to establish what they refer to as Islamic State.’’
The Kaduna Police is yet to comment on the situation.