Student escapes with bullet wound as terrorists kill seven, abduct 57 in Kaduna


Seven people have been reportedly killed while a student of the Government Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state escaped with a bullet in separate attacks by terrorists on Saturday.
Fifty seven people were also said to have been abducted by the terrorists.
Ibrahim Nagwari, chairman of the Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday evening.
The student was said to be on his way to Kaduna to register for JAMB – UMTE, exams when the terrorists struck.
The statement added that, three other people escaped with minor injuries.
Nagwari said, “the nightmare of armed banditry along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway has further deteriorated in last twenty-four hours.”
The statement said, “Today (Saturday) around 10.00am a final year student of Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari escaped with bullet wounds on his shoulder while in his way for JAMB -UMTE registration in Kaduna.
“The dreadful armed bandits spray bullets on the vehicle conveying the student and others at Manini village after Kuriga along Birnin-Gwari Kaduna highway.
“The student is awaiting surgery for the removal of the bullet on his shoulder at Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital in Birnin-Gwari.”
“The statement said, armed bandits also killed seven people at unguwar Bula, Unguwar Dafillo and Ijinga in Randagi district, Birnin-Gwari on Saturday.
According to Nagwari, the bandits who about 50 in number and riding on motor Cycles, attacked the communities around 11am on Friday.
He added that the attack lasted for four hours, preventing people from performing the Juma’at prayers.
“The bandits, a part from killing six people on the spot one other person died this morning at Jibrin Maigwari General Hospital, while 57 people were abducted, many of them women from the communities.
The statement commended the Birnin Gwari Local Government administration for taking care of the medical bills of those injured during the attacks.
It called on the federal government to “as a matter of urgency set up a special centre for JAMB examinations in Birnin-Gwari”.
He added in view of the security situation, traveling along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway is risky.


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