The death toll in fresh bandit attacks on communities in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen from 20 to 38.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan stated this in an update on Sunday.
Aruwan had on Sunday afternoon issued a press statement and said 20 people were killed, and property burnt during the attack.
However, in an updated statement issued on Sunday evening, he noted that the death toll has risen from 20 to 38.
He gave the names of the attacked communities to include Kauran Fawa, Marke and Riheya.
He said 29 of the victims have been identified while the remaining nine are yet to be identified.
According to him, those killed by bandits 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.
He further stated that, following the report of attacks by bandits across villages in Idasu, Giwa LGA, as contained in an earlier update, security agencies have confirmed to the Kaduna State Government that 38 people were killed across the locations attacked.
He said, “Twenty-nine of the victims have been identified, with nine remaining unidentified as of the time of this update.”