There was mourning yet again in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday after armed bandits killed eight local miners in the area. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m., according to sources. The bandits were said to have stormed the forest where the local miners were carrying out their activities and opened fire on them. Details of the incident are still sketchy with some of the miners also sustaining injuries. The State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation. He said the command is working to ascertain the actual figure of people killed. He described the killings as very unfortunate. “Of course, there was an incident there and some people were killed. It’s very unfortunate,” he said. The commissioner said the police will investigate before releasing the statement on the actual number of people killed. Birnin Gwari has suffered several attacks by armed bandits leading to the death of scores of people including soldiers and police officers.
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