President Muhammadu Buhari has said the gruesome killings by terrorist group known as bandits in Kaduna State makes him particularly sad.
President Muhammadu Buhari made the expression known yesterday after Kaduna State State Government retraced step and confirmed over 38 persons were killed last Sunday when the bandits attacked 3 villages in the Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State against it’s earlier claim that only 20 persons killed in the attack.
A new statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State reads thus:
Following the report of attacks by bandits across villages in Idasu, Giwa Local Government Area, contained in an earlier update, security agencies have confirmed to the Kaduna State Government that 38 people were killed across the locations attacked.
Twenty-nine of the victims have been identified, with nine remaining unidentified as of the time of this update. The 29 identified are listed as:p
Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alhaji Nura Nuhu, Alhaji Bashari Sabiu, Alhaji Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Malam Lawal Nagargari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad, Alhaji Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri, Sani Lawal, Auwal Umar, Jamilu Hassan, Badamasi Mukhtar, Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa, Sule Hamisu, Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha, Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdu, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam Shuaibu Habibu, Malam Yahaya Habibu and Abubakar Yusuf
Further details will be published as they are confirmed.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a swift reaction through a statement issued by one of his spokespersons, Garba Shehu said this:
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the renewed terrorist killings in Kaduna State, saying that the gruesome nature of recent incidents in Kauran Fawa, Marke and Ruhiya of Idasu Ward of Giwa Local Government Area, has made him particularly sad and the killings unacceptable.
Bandits within the week have also killed citizens in Zangon Kataf, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Igabi and Kauru LGAs of Kaduna State.
The President also expressed the nation’s condolences to the Government of Kaduna State, the people of Zonkwa Chiefdom and the family of His Highness Nuhu Bature, the Agwam Kajju on his demise.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.
President Buhari affirmed that our security forces have turned the heat on the terrorists who are getting frustrated and are soft-targeting innocent citizens, looting their assets, burning their homes and killing them indiscriminately.
He has reiterated his directive to the security and intelligence chiefs to do everything they can to destroy the remaining vestiges of the terrorists.