Kaduna: Gunmen Invade Birnin Gwari, Kill Over 19 Persons

Gunmen Kidnap 25 Marriage Guests In Taraba

Gunmen have invaded about 30 communities in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing not less than 19 persons during the attack.

Naija News gathered the armed bandits invaded Kutemeshi village of Kuyello District in Birnin-Gwari around 5pm on Saturday.

The bodies of those killed during the attack have been buried in the early hours of Sunday, a youth leader in the community disclosed to PR Nigeria.

The youth leader who spoke on condition of anonymity said the bandits operated unchecked for about two hours, killing many villagers in the process while 10 persons sustained gunshot wounds and others lucky ones were able to escpape.

“We called severally for security reinforcement, but only a handful of volunteer-vigilantes came to our rescue around 7.00 pm, after the bandits had fled to bush. In fact, it was today (Sunday) that armed security finally stormed our community,” he said.

Meanwhile, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Taraba State Council Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Jediel.

Confirming Jediel’s abduction to newsmen, his younger brother, Mr Fidelis Jediel, said the NLC chairman was picked in his house in Sunkani, Ardo- Kola LGA of Taraba about 12:55 am.

He stated that the unknown gunmen forced their way into the house and abducted Peter at gunpoint.

Family sources said the suspected kidnappers were yet to established contact with the family as at the time of filing this report.

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