Death toll in Giwa attack rises to 38

The death toll in fresh bandit attacks on communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen from 20 to 38.

Few hours after saying that 20 persons were killed in the attacks, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said 38 persons have been confirmed killed in the area.
Aruwan said in a statement, “Following the report of attacks by bandits across villages in Idasu, Giwa LGA, 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.
“Further details will be published as they are confirmed”.

The commissioner gave the names of the attacked communities to include Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya.

Though not specific on the time of the attack, Aruwan said several houses, vehicles, and other valuables estimated in millions of naira were destroyed by the hoodlums during the attacks.

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