UN Condemns Birnin Gwari Killings In Kaduna

UN Condemns Birnin Gwari Killings In Kaduna

UN Condemns Birnin Gwari Killings In Kaduna

The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State, Austine Iwar has said that three units of Mobile Police (MOPOL) have been deployed to Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state following Saturdays attack with a view to further securing the area.

The Kaduna State government confirmed the attack but didn't give a casualty figure. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a permanent battalion of the Nigerian Army in the Birnin Gwari general area. The bandits had been camping Birnin Gwari since last evening, before launching the attack late in the night.

The incident occurred less than 48 hours after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) and Mohammed Mohammed, general officer commanding (GOC), 1 division, Nigerian army visited the area.

The statement said the Emir of Birnin-Gwari praised the Federal and state governments for demonstrating commitment to the plight of his people.

As a member of the State Security Council, I am in the know of Federal and State Government commitment.

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President Buhari in a statement assures that security remains a priority for his government and his administration will not tolerate the persistent killing of innocent people in order to set Nigerians against one another. Although he was unable to address the survivors of the attack due to resistance of the youth at Gwaska and Doka Village respectively.

"The armed bandits killed 27 people mostly children at Gwaska village". Also, the bandits completely burnt down the village of about 3,000 inhabitants.

On the need for the command to work with local vigilante in the area, Mr Austin said the police is already doing so and will continue to work with them in the area of community policing.

He commended the local vigilante groups and security agencies in the search and evacuation efforts, adding that more people are still missing.

The spokesman for Kaduna Police Command, Aliyu Mukhtar, could not be reached for comments as he could not answer calls put to his phone at the time of filing this report.

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