11th September, 2017
At least four people, including an army officer and an infant, were killed by suspected armed robbers during an attack along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road in Kaduna State on Sunday.
The Police Spokesman in Kaduna, Mukhtar Aliyu, who confirmed the incident said the 18-seater passenger bus traveling from Kaduna to Kwara was attacked by the robbers near Palwaya village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area at 10:30 a.m.
The robbers were said to have opened fire when the driver tried to escape. This led to the death of the army officer and the three others who were in the bus.
Aliyu disclosed that security enforcement had cleared the road after it was blocked for some hours, while those that were injured had been transferred to Kaduna under armed escort for treatment.
Birnin Gwari has been notorious in recent time for series of robbery attacks on travelers as well as kidnapping and cattle rustling, a development that has continued to give residents and commuters sleepless nights.