The death toll of the massacre across villages in Idasu, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State by rampaging terrorists has increased to 38, the state government has confirmed.
Stonix News had earlier reported that about 20 persons were killed and several property, including farm produce destroyed when the terrorists gunmen overran the local government on Sunday.
The latest figure was confirmed by security agencies to the Kaduna State government on Sunday evening as contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
“Twenty-nine of the victims have been identified, with nine remaining unidentified as of the time of this update.
“The 29 identified are listed as: Rabi`u Wada, Salisu Boka, Alh Nura Nuhu, Alh Bashari Sabiu, Alh Lawal Dahiru, Abbas Saidu, Inusa Kano, Malam Lawal Nagar gari, Malam Aminu, Lawal Maigyad Alh Mustapha, Lawal Aliyu, Sale Makeri Sani Lawal and Auwal Umar.
Others are: Jamilu Hassan Badamasi Mukhtar Malam Jibril, Lawal Tsawa, Sule Hamisu, Sadi Bala, Kabiru Gesha, Abubakar Sanusi, Saiph Alh Abdu, Haruna Musa, Lawal Hudu, Malam Shuaibu Habibu, Malam Yahaya Habibu and Abubakar Yusuf.
The statement further disclosed that further figures will be made available as they are confirmed.