There was mourning yet again in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday after armed bandits killed eight local miners in the area.

The incident occurred at about 11 a.m., according to sources.

The bandits were said to have stormed the forest where the local miners were carrying out their activities and opened fire on them.

Details of the incident are still sketchy with some of the miners also sustaining injuries.

The State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, confirmed the incident.

He said the command is working to ascertain the actual figure of people killed.

He described the killings as very unfortunate.