Kaduna Attack: El-Rufai Vows To Wipe Out Bandits As Death Toll Rises

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Updated March 2, 2020
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, visits villages in Giwa Local Government Area where over 50 people were killed by gunmen who invaded communities on Sunday.


Governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to wipe out bandits in Kaduna state as the death toll from communities attacked rises to 51.

Gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of the State on Sunday, shooting sporadically and burning down houses and vehicles.

Sources said that the bandits launched the attacks in what seems like revenge against the villagers who they accused of providing information to security agencies.

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Photo of some vehicles and motorcycles burnt by bandits in Kaduna state on Sunday.


During a visit to some of the affected villages on Monday, Governor El-Rufai insisted that his administration will not succumb to granting the bandits amnesty.

He assured the villagers that troops of the Nigerian military will be stationed in the villages to provide adequate security.

However, the villagers told Governor El-Rufai that the bandits are believed to have come from Katsina state to attack them.