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Police confirms killing of 10 miners by herdesmen in Kaduna

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State Police, Austin Iwar on Sunday confirmed that 10 miners were killed by armed bandits in Birnin Gawri Local Government Area even though locals linked to killings to Fulani herdsmen.

The 10 local miners were working in a mine field in Mahanga village in Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State.

According to Iwar, “On Saturday, nine miners were killed and were buried, while 13 people were critically injured.

“Six were hospitalised at the General Hospital, Birnin Gwari, while seven were transferred to Kaduna for treatment.

“Today, one out of the 13 injured miners died and increased the death toll to 10,’’ he said.

The Police boss however, averred that the situation was now under control and that security operatives had been posted to flash points to forestall a reprisal attack, saying “We are meeting with stakeholders to see that this incident does not re-occur”.

While maintaining that no arrest had been made while investigation was ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident, Iwar claimed that “We are investigating to see first the reason why it happened and the immediate cause”.

“This is to enable us identify the culprits and arrest them to face the law,” he said

Iwar assured the public that the suspects would be arrested and prosecuted.

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