Updated: March 2, 2021At least 45 bodies have been recovered in Nigeria after an attack on Saturday by gunmen.
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It is tears, sorrow and horrific situation at Gwaska village in Birnin-Gwari local government that were attacked by armed bandits yesterday.
So far about forty-five dead bodies were evacuated by the braved vigilantes and volunteers numbering five hundred with assistance of handful soldiers this afternoon.
One of the vigilantes said “The tensed atmosphere and untidy nature of the village environment necessitate the evacuation of forty-five bodies discovered for burial rites in Birnin-Gwari town”
Also one the volunteers said, search and rescue operation in ongoing at Gwaska, saying, “death toll may rise at many bodies are likely to be found in the bush”
While we commend the resilience of the braved vigilantes and volunteers, we equally call on the people of Birnin-Gwari to remain calm and Vigilance for peaceful burial rites of the deceased and await government response (if any) on the massacre of innocent lives and destruction of their homes by armed bandits.
SIGNED BY BIRNIN-GWARI VANGUARDS FOR SECURITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE.
6th May 2018
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