The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that no fewer than 10 miners were killed by armed bandits in Birnin Gawri Local Government Area of Kaduna state, yesterday.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Austin Iwar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Sunday.
NAN reports that the 10 local miners were working in a minefield in Mahanga village in Birnin Gwari Local Government of Kaduna State when the armed bandits struck.
Speaking the Police Commissioner said, “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.