A group, Ansaru has successfully repelled dreaded armed bandits numbering about two hundred on motorcycles, wielding sophisticated weapons to attack Damari town of Kazage Ward in the Eastern part of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement signed by the Chairman, Birnin Gwari Progressive Union (BEPU), Ishaq Usman Kasai on Friday and made available to DAILY POST explained that the attack took place around 5:00pm on Wednesday, 13th July 2022.
The statement said the attack took place when members of the Ansaru group were right inside the town preaching to the locals.
The statement explained, “On hearing the sporadic gunshots from the bandits the Ansaru members moved towards them and started exchanging fire. They clashed for about an hour.”
It further explained that the Ansaru members who were also heavily armed overpowered the bandits and they retreated.
The statement said during the clash, some damages were made to the town including the burning of a shop, two vehicles, and a private hospital.
It said two labourers were also killed by the armed bandits on their way from the farm while the bandits were running away to the forest.
The statement said the private hospital was burnt accidentally as a result of the fire spread from the second vehicle burnt nearby.
As a result of this, most of the community members appreciated and hailed the Ansaru members for defending the town from the bandits’ attack without which they believed the situation could have been worst.
Hundreds of persons including women and children migrated from the town as a result of the attack, saying that the attack was well organized by the armed bandits who knew that the Ansaru members were in the town.
Meanwhile, the statement could not ascertain the casualty figure between the armed bandits and the Ansaru members.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige could not respond to the call put on his phone to confirm the incident.