The information now’s that  Gunmen suspected to be bandits killed 9 travellers, together with three children in Zankoro village along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway on Sunday.


It was gathered that the victims have been on their approach to a marriage ceremony at Doka city in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state once they have been attacked by the bandits on Sunday, January 3.


 A Araveler, who recognized himself as Datti, advised Daily Trust that he assisted the vigilante in evacuating among the victims, including that six individuals died on the spot.

The chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Progressives Union (BEPU) Barrister Salisu Haruna, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, January 4, stated the bandits additionally blocked the street on Monday on the identical Zankoro at about 9.00 am, taking pictures sporadically and kidnapped an unspecified variety of people.


Nine including three children killed as bandits open fire on travellers along Kaduna highway


“The New Year 2021 has begun in sorrow and tears for the people of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State,” the statement reads.


“On Sunday, third January, 2021, bandits laid siege on harmless travellers at Zankoro, along dreaded Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna Highway, killing 9 people (together with three infants) that have been on their method for a ceremony at Doka, Birnin-Gwari LGA.


“Similarly, the bandits got here out today, Monday, January 4, 2021 on the identical Zankoro round 9am, taking pictures indiscriminately and abducting unspecified variety of people and wounding six others that at the moment are receiving therapy at Buruku.


“In the final two weeks, bandits terrorising the people of Birnin Gwari, particularly these travelling along Birnin Gwari-Funtua and Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highways have grow to be intensely aggressive as they proceed to kill and abduct harmless residents unabated.


“There are greater than 40 abductees at present on the mercy of the bandits who have been kidnapped between December 20, 2020 and Monday January 4, 2021; a few of them have been reported


“A complete of 9 harmless travellers have been killed at Zankoro along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna highway on Sunday, January 3, 2021. A complete of 11 people have been kidnapped at Dan Kungi village on Sunday January 3, 20


“EPU, due to this fact, calls on the federal government to deploy fast response squad to mount offensive operations along Birnin Gwari, Kaduna and Birnin Gwari-Funtua highways.”



Nine including three children killed as bandits open fire on travellers along Kaduna highwayNine including three children killed as bandits open fire on travellers along Kaduna highway


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