Bandits attack Kaduna Community, kill 6-yr old twins, others
May 21, 2023
Abuja, Nigeria – No fewer than nine people have been reportedly killed by bandits including a six-year-old twins during an attack at Ungwan Dakwa village, near Dogon Dawa ward in Birnin Gwari Local government area of Kaduna State.
The bandits were reported to have attacked the community at about 2 pm on Saturday and immediately opened fire on the innocent residents who were going about their daily duties.
A mother and her six-year-old all girls twins were reportedly caught in the crossfire. The mother survived but the girls died on the spot.
Some villagers were also reported to have sustained varying degrees of injuries during the attack and were rushed to hospitals at neighbouring Funtua in Katsina State for treatment, while most of the villagers fled from their homes due to fear of a fresh attack by the bandits.
Kaduna is one of the North-Western states that is worst hit by bandits who have continued to wreak havoc in the region.
Armed gangs known locally as bandits frequently carry out mass abductions for ransom in northwest and central Nigeria, holding their captives in camps hidden in vast forest that stretch across the region.