Kaduna: Auto crash caused by bandits claim six along Birnin Gwari

The Kaduna State Government on Friday confirmed that six persons were burnt to death during a bandits’ induced auto crash in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State

This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by Mr. Samuel Aruwan Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.

Mr. Aruwan explained that bandits opened fire on commuters along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.

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He said the bandits who were on the run from aggressive patrols in the Birnin Gwari general area, took to the highway around Ungwan Dangedda and shot at several vehicles on the highway while they retreated.

“The driver of one commercial vehicle was hit and lost control of the vehicle, which somersaulted several times before coming to a stop, the bandits then fled the location.

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“Rescue efforts revealed that six persons died on the spot from the crash.

They are listed as Abdurrashid Ya’u, Sa’idu Ya’u, Ramatu Ya’u and an unidentified infant, Suwaiba Ali, Sulaiman Ustaz.”

“The following citizens in a different vehicle suffered injuries: Ubale Yahuza, Rabiu Ibrahim, Umar Musa, Saude Yusuf, Mohammed Aminu, Kadima Mercy” the statement said

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“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who perished in the crash while sending his condolences to their families. He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“Security patrols will continue in the general area.” The statement said

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