Armed bandits currently fleeing Zamfara from the Nigerian Armed Forces are escaping into villages in Kaduna state. The Federal Government of Nigeria has been called to this by the Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance. The vanguards requested that the Federal Government send security reinforcements to Kaduna so it would not go the way of Zamfara; one of its border state.
The chairman, Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Malam Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari made this declaration after the burial of the victims of Kurigi village attack. Nagawari explained that close proximity of the village to the Zamfara State border and the remote nature of the area contributed to the loss of lives. Five people were killed in the remote area in Kakangi ward of Birnin-Gwari local government on Sunday night after gunmen stormed into the village.
“The five people killed at Kurigi village were buried yesterday evening under heavy guards by security and vigilantes around 5.00pm on Monday. The armed bandits killed four people at once while the fifth person died on the way to Birnin Gwari general hospital,” Ibrahim said.
He also urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to send members of the armed forces to that region in order to prevent the influx of armed bandits escaping military onslaught in Zamfara state.
Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been in the news for negative killings in recent months. The security situation is critical causing several of its inhabitants to move and abandon their farms and properties. The killings over the weekend are the latest of a series of violent attacks that have plagued the region for a long time.
Zamfara state has recorded more than three hundred deaths caused by the armed bandits that have taken over the state. The Federal Government of Nigeria ordered the deployment of a thousand troops to Zamfara this weekend prior to the killings in Kurigi.