The death toll in fresh bandit attacks on communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen from 20 to 38, State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan disclosed in an update on the attacks on Sunday.
Aruwan had earlier said that some bandits had invaded three communities in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state, killing at least 20 persons.
He said the attacked communities are Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya.
Aruwan did not say when the attack took place, but said several houses, vehicles, and other valuables estimated in millions of naira were destroyed by the hoodlums during the attacks.
The commissioner said security agencies confirmed to the state government that 38 people were killed across the communities attacked by the bandits.
He further said that 29 of the victims have been identified while the remaining nine are yet to be identified.
The Commissioner listed those killed by the bandits to include Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alh Nura Nuhu, Alh Bashari Sabiu, Alh Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Malam Lawal Nagargari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad.
Others are Alh Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri, Sani Lawal, Auwal Umar, Jamilu Hassan , Badamasi Mukhtar, Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa, and Sule Hamisu.
The rest include Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha, Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdul, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam and Shuaibu Habibu as well as Malam Yahaya Habibu and Abubakar Yusuf.