Again, bandits kill six, injure eight in fresh Kaduna attacks


Some bandits in separate attacks reportedly killed six persons in two local government areas of Kaduna State.

The local government areas are Chikun and Giwa.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attacks on Saturday, said security agencies informed the state of an attack on Maskoro community of Kakau Ward, and Akunakwo of Gwagwada Ward, both in Chikun local government area.

In that attack, the Commissioner said two persons were killed at Maskoro while another two were killed at Akunakwo, all in Chikun LG.

He identified the two killed at Maskoro as Nehemiah Ishaku and Yunana Mai-Mulo while Haruna Dogo and Danjuma Jagaba were killed at Akunakwo.

According to him, in another incident, between Hayin Inji and Kidandan town in Giwa Local Government, bandits attacked and killed one Alhaji Yahuza Jinaidu in a bid to dispossess him of his motorcycle.

He added that in the same Giwa LG, at ‘Yan Rake, Galadimawa, bandits wielding sophisticated weapons opened fire injuring nine persons which include, Usama Mohammad, Buhari Rabiu, Buhari Rabe, Waazzamu Audu, Sani Hamisu, Dini Saleh, Mai Lado Mai rake, Sabitu Isa as well as Kabiru Lado.

The commissioner added that one of these victims, Kabiru Lado, eventually died as he was being rushed to hospital while others were receiving treatment, with some having been discharged.

He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness over the attacks and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed while sending his condolences to the bereaved families.

He urged security agencies to ramp up responses to curb such attacks.

Aruwan also said investigations were ongoing into the incidents while vigorous patrols continued in the general areas. Punch


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