Members of the Ansaru terrorist cult have been attacked by bandits in the Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Daily Trust learned that sect members were “preaching” to residents when bandits opened fire, resulting in the deaths of two villagers.
In an effort to expel the terrorists from the village, the bandits allegedly attacked Damari village in Kazage Ward in the eastern portion of the local government.
Terrorists have seized control of communities in the eastern portion of the LGA, advising inhabitants against bandit raids.
Ishaq Usman Kafai, chairman of the Birnin-Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU), verified the occurrence and stated that the conflict between the two factions lasted one hour.
According to him, the strongly armed and heavily armed Ansaru members defeated the robbers, causing them to flee the village.
“Damages occurred during the conflict; a store, two vehicles, and a private hospital were burned. “Two locals (labourers) were also murdered by the bandits as they fled into the jungle,” he stated.
According to Ishaq, the hospital was accidentally destroyed by a fire that spread from a burning truck.
He stated that it was impossible to determine the number of casualties between the armed bandits and the Ansaru members, but that the villagers praised the Ansaru members for protecting the town from the bandits’ attack.
During the raid, the Daily Trust discovered that hundreds of citizens, including women and children, fled the city.
According to the group, the bandits orchestrated the attack because they knew Ansaru members were in the city.
He claimed that Ansaru members continued to preach after the battle, advising the populace to purchase weapons to defend themselves against enemies and to fight the government in order to construct what they call the Islamic State.
Before replying, the state Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who was contacted, promised to determine what truly transpired from the Police Area Command area.