Bandits have killed a school teacher and four others along Layin Lasan Tabanni roadâ€Ž in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that 16 people were also abducted at Dogon Dawa, Layin Mahuta and Tabanni villages in the Eastern part of the LGA.
The Chairman of Birnin Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance,Â Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari, who confirmed the attack, said the incidents happened at different times within four days â€“ 14th March 2022 to 19th March 2022.
According to the statement, on March 14, one Haruna Tanko Dogon Dawaâ€Ž and two others were killed by bandits on Dogon Dawa- Zaria road.
"Eight other people were abducted on the same route. At Layin Mahuta (Tabanni) one Abdullahi Abubakar a school Teacher was killed along Layin Lasanâ€™ Tabanni road on Wednesday 16th March 2022.
"While on Thursday 17th, a 70-year-old was also killed and seven women abducted at Layin Mahuta Tabanni. Two other people were abducted at old Tabanni,â€ Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari.â€
The Chairman added that in Randagi area bandits released 32 people out of the 46 abducted at Unguwar Bula and Ijinga â€Ž three weeks ago after paying N16 million ransom.
The group further urged security personnel to always respond to distress calls around Dogon Dawa, Kuyello, Tabanni, and Kutemashi wards in Birnin Gwari.
A youth leader in Kuyello ward, Baban Yara, said the late teacher was his uncle, describing him as an honest man.
The Local Government Chairperson, Hajiya Ummah K.â€Ž Ahmed, also confirmed the killing of the teacher by the bandits but said one other person was injured. However, the injured has been taken to the hospital for treatment.
"I only know of the teacher that was killed and one other person that sustained gunshot injury which I ordered for his treatment. So, Iâ€™m not aware of the other incidents and abductions the group mentioned,â€ sheÂ said.