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Terrorists kill five, raze petrol tanker in Kaduna

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SUSPECTED terrorists again killed five persons at Manini Village, near Kuriga, along the dreaded Birnin-Gwari – Kaduna highway.

  A statement issued today by Chairman of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari gave identities of those killed by the hoodlums as Saifudeen Lawal Isa from Brinin-Gwari, one person from Kuriga, and two others from Udawa.

  Explaining that the incident took place around 4:30pm when the terrorists opened fire on motorists along the highway on three occasions, Nagwari said seven persons, including two women were injured with bullet wounds.

  According to him, the terrorists razed tanker vehicle loaded with 33,000 litres of fuel being conveyed to Birnin-Gwari.

  “The terrorists burnt to ashes a tanker conveying 33,000 litres of fuel to Brinin-Gwari at the same Manini killing field,” he said.

  Seven others were killed by the bandits while 57 persons, including women and children were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination by the terrorists.

  As of the time of filing this report, neither the state nor the state police command had confirmed the attacks. But it will be recalled that Kuriga, Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State is known for its notoriety in banditry.

  Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammad Jalige, did not reply a text message seeking his confirmation of the incident.

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