Kaduna state
Kaduna state

Nigeria’s police in northern Kaduna Monday said combatant policemen have been assigned to comb Birnin Gwari area where 45 people were killed on Saturday in Gwaska village.

Police spokesperson Mukhtar Aliyu told reporters in Kaduna city that three additional police mobile units had been deployed to track down the killers.

He added that no arrest has been made so far, but that efforts were on to arrest the killers.

The 45 people, mostly children, were killed when armed bandits believed to be from Zamfara, encircled the village of about 3,000 inhabitants and set it ablaze.

Police chief in charge of the state Austin Iwar had said 45 bodies were retrieved on Sunday for burial, while more than 200 police personnel were deployed to maintain security.

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

The government also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to immediately provide relief materials to the effected community. Enditem

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