Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Unknown Militiamen Attack Gbagyi Village In Kaduna | SR
A senior security official in Kaduna State has disclosed to Sahara Reporters that heavily armed members of an unidentified militia group attacked a Gbagyi village in Kaduna State late yesterday.
The incident occurred in Rumana-Gbagyi in Chikun local government area of Central Kaduna.Members of the Gbagyi ethnic group, popularly known as Gwari, are historical owners of Kaduna town and are also found in Minna, Abuja and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna and Nasarawa states.
The security source said that the armed militiamen met a stiff resistance from the local populace who used locally made weapons to defend themselves, before the arrival of armed security operatives.“The Gwari people were defending themselves before a contingent of armed security arrived,” said the source.
He added that the exact casualty figures remained unknown as security officials were still battling to secure the village. “Some of the security people are rushing the injured to hospitals in Kaduna town,” our source said.