23 persons killed by bandits across Kaduna villages


Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kauru councils of Kaduna State yesterday witnessed another round of bandit activity, which led to the death of not less than 23 persons.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who disclosed this to newsmen yesterday said the attacks were on soft targets in five councils around the state’s boundaries with neighbouring states.

He said the Nigerian Air Force personnel were trailing and engaging bandits in some locations in Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Igabi councils, and that the citizens would be briefed upon the receipt of operational feedback.

“In Birnin Gwari, 10 residents were killed by bandits in an attack on Ungwan Gajere, Kutemeshi ward and three others injured,” he noted.

The commissioner added that in Igabi, bandits shot dead one Dayyabu Yahuza between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai village, near Gidan Kurmi.

He stated: “In Giwa Council, armed bandits invaded Janbaba village, and shot one Yakubu Sule dead. In Kishisho village, Kauru Council, gunmen suspected to be from a neighbouring state killed five persons. In Chikun, bandits killed five citizens in Gwagwada-Kasaya village in Kunai Ward,” he revealed.

According to him, the state governor Nasir El’Rufai had been briefed, and is deeply saddened over the incident.


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