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Killings: Mass protest in Birnin-Gwari

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…as El-Rufai, IGP visit village attacked by bandits
By Ben Agande
Kaduna – Governor Nasir El Rufai’s visit to Birnin Gwari where two policemen were killed in Kakangi village on Monday sparked a riot from amongst the residence.

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El Rufai, Kaduna Governor

Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu visited the village where about 200 indegenes of Birnin Gwari took to the streets with placards, protesting the incessant killings and unabated kidnapping going on in the area.

It will be recalled that five people including two policemen were killed by the armed bandits in the attack on Kakangi community on Saturday, with the bandits razing houses and the community’s market.

The protesters stormed the streets ahead of the IGP and Governor’s visit, chanting that, killings and kidnapping in the area must be brought to an end.

Some of the placards carried by the protesters read that, “we want peace, stop killings of innocent people of Birnin Gwari”, “Mr. President, we need your special intervention”, “stop the killings, El-Rufai respond” among others.

The IGP later met with the Emir of Birnin-Gwari, Alhaji Zubair Jibril Maigwari and elders of Birnin-Gwari.

Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai on a separate visit to Kakangi village described the attack as inhuman and ungodly.

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He assured the residents of his government’s commitment to restoring peace and security to the area and other troubled parts of the state.

The governor also visited those that were injured during the attack at the hospital to commiserate with them over the unfortunate incident.

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