Information reaching 247ureports.com indicates that the cease fire announced by the dreaded Jihadist group, the Boko Haram may have been a hoax. With just 48hours into the ceasefire, unknown gunmen suspected to be operatives of the Jihadists group struck against sensitive locations within headquarters of the Birin Gwari Local Government Area in northern Kaduna State.
According to the information received, heavily armed gunmen numbering between 20 and 30 pounced and attacked the Birnin Gwari Police Station, burning vehicles and motorbikes. The gunmen commenced to engage the police officers in a heated gun battle for two hours – after which the gunmen lit the police station on fire – with the police officers trapped inside the station. Eyewitnesses indicate scores of policemen died in the attack – and the police station was reported to have been completely sacked.
In addition to the police station being sacked, the gunmen proceeded to set fire on Churches and Banks located along the Birinin Gwari – Lagos road. It is unsure the names of the Churches/Banks that were set on fire but sources state that three churches are located along the mentioned road – namely ECWA, Catholic and Deeper Life.
According to an eyewitness, the attack began at minutes to midnight on Wednesday January 30, 2013 and lasted till minutes after 2am.
Birinin Gwari is a town dominated by Gwari indigenes who are mainly non-Muslims. The town had been isolated from the violence that have raveled Kaduna State.
The number of casualties remain unknown. Our source confirms that the operatives of the Joint Task Force [JTF] were on their way to the location at about 3am.