Barely a week after search for arms operation at Kuriga village by security operatives, armed bandits stormed the village along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna road killing five people and 12 others badly wounded with bullets including women and children.
The armed bandits had a field day from 2.05pm today, when the Muslim Juma’at congregation is halfway to conclude, shooting sporadically at the worshippers as well as house to house operations unchallenged.
A resident of Kuriga who escape the onslaught, Malam Musa said:”We were attacked by armed bandits, just one week after some people in uniform come around 1.00am in search of arms. We suspect a foul play on this attack”.
The attacks like many others around Birnin-Gwari axis continued without any attempts by the security personnel to repel the attacks. However, the vigilantes from neighboring Udawa and Birnin-Gwari succeeded in repelling the attacks.
A group, Birnin Gwari Vanguard For Security And Good Governance said the armed bandits succeeded in carting away with 89 cows from Kuriga village.
Kuriga village is in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna State and is situated along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways.