Police Comb Birnin Gwari For Killers Of 45 Persons

The Nigeria Police say they have deployed three additional mobile police units in their effort to fish out the killers of 45 persons in Birnin Gwari village of Kaduna state, on Saturday. The carnage was believed to have been carried out by bandits from Zamfara state, who also set fire to their victims’ homes.

Austin Iwar, Commissioner of Police for Kaduna state, said 45 bodies were retrieved on Sunday for burial, while more than 200 police personnel were deployed to maintain security.

The Kaduna State Government had also, in a statement, said an Army battalion would be permanently deployed in the area to check the killings.

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