People of Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna State, where a village was attacked and scores killed on Saturday, said more bodies have been discovered. The Birnin-Gwari people under the auspices of Birnin-Gwari Vanguards for Security and Good Governance said, death toll in the Saturday attack has now risen to over 71.
A journalist, Olatunji Saliu who paid a visit to the scene, narrated his experience. Read below;
Corpses still litter Nigeria’s northwestern village of Gwaska attacked by gunmen last Saturday. I’ve just returned from the place, on an on-the-spot reporting of the incident. I joined the villagers to search for corpses in the thick bushes surrounding the village in Birnin-Gwari area of the northern state of Kaduna. Our team found two corpses during the search. They were quickly buried in shallow graves. We saw dozens of bullet shells, burnt bicycles and mud houses.
At least 73 bodies have been buried so far. Gwaska is a populated village in Birnin-Gwari. It is 291 kilometers away from the Kaduna city center. It has no good road, no school, no fence, no functional health facility, no source of water supply. Most of its dwellers are farmers who go to source for water in other villages to do their farming work, drink, cook and bath.
The place is prone to more attacks, with no presence of security operatives. Only the brave can go to that place without police/military escort. I did. I went there with two other brave colleagues. We’re back and happy that we made the trip.