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Terrorists attack Kaduna community, kill 23 villagers

No fewer than 23 persons were killed after a large number of terrorists attacked Anguwar Danko village under the Kakangi constituency of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State

The terrorists, who invaded the community on Wednesday night, fired gunshots sporadically, and abducted dozens of residents. 

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Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, the representative for Kakangi Ward in the State House of Assembly, confirmed the attack, stating 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. 19 at Anguwar Danko while 4 were killed at Kanawa village. They were buried this morning (Thursday),” he said.

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He added that cows were also rustled from the community during the attack.

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

While the exact number of people abducted remains unknown as many are still missing, having fled into the bush during the attack, the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to provide further details upon reaching out to the area for information.


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