At least 50 people have been feared killed while unspecified number of persons abducted as bandits attack nine communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
ASP Mohammed Jalinge, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident.
He, however, noted that the command was yet to compile the actual number of deaths recorded during the invasion.
ASP Jalingo said: “We’re still waiting for the full details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer, Giwa and the Area Commander Zaria.”
A member of the Vigilante Group in Dillalai area, Mansur Ibrahim, told DailyTrust that the bandits also burnt a church building, houses and ran away with over 100 cows.
He mentioned that Dillalai village was the worst hit by the attack where about 15 persons were dead.
“The bandits also burnt a church at Zangon Tama village, all in Giwa local government area,” he added.
Ibrahim added that some of the victims are receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria.