By BEN AGANDE
KADUNA – Three days after the chief of Army staff gave soldiers stationed in the Birnin Gwari axis of Kaduna state to flush out armed bandits that have been terrorizing and killing people in the area, 8 person were killed in three villages in the area in the early hours of Thursday.
Sources in the area said the attack happened shortly before the early morning Muslim prayers.
A source in the area who does not want to be named for fear of being targeted by the bandits said the three villages that were attacked included Mashigi, Dokoru and Sabon Wuri .
According to the source, apart from the eight persons that were killed, the bandits also stole cows and over ten motorcycles.
The source said four people were killed in Mashigi and two each where killed in Dokoru and Sabon Wuri villages during the attack by the armed bandits.
He expressed concern over the lingering insecurity in the area adding, “Today (Thursday) is our market day which was a thriving grain market, the market has become a shadow of itself, people cannot ply the road carrying money for fear of kidnappers and the only bank we have left cannot keep money because the bandits has virtually destroyed the other exiting banks.”