- Three bandits killed
The spate of killings continues in Kaduna State as bandits killed seven persons, injured four others in Gbaja, Katarma District of the Chikun Local Government Area of the State.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, saying that bandits also carried out a kidnap operation, abducting four persons in the local government.
Aruwan listed those killed by the bandits as Samson Hassan, Nuhu Hassan, Ali Hassan, Tsoho Wasa, Gabriel Ahmadu, Dogara Sarki and Shekwolo Yohanna.
The Commissioner listed four persons that were injured as Zamai Pada, Nuhu Bulus, Bani Sarki as well as Isa’ac Danjuma.
Similarly, in another attack at Unguwar Tagwaye Doka in the Kuriga Ward, three bandits were killed while the three herders kidnapped are Buhari Mika’il, Binta Auwal and Maryam Wada.
Aruwan said security operatives had since launched an investigation into the various incidents and that the government awaited their reports.
Aruwan, in a statement titled, ‘residents report attacks by bandits on locations in Chikun LGA…investigations in progress,’ said, ‘Residents of the Katarma area of the Chikun Local Government have informed the Kaduna State Government that bandits have killed seven persons in a location called Gbaja.
“The Kaduna State Government has also received reports that bandits attacked Unguwar Tagwaye Doka in Kuriga Ward also of Chikun LGA, and kidnapped three herders identified as Buhari Mika’il, Binta Auwal and Maryam Wada.”
“Security agencies are conducting investigations at these locations, and the Kaduna State Government awaits official reports and other details on the incidents.
“Citizens will be updated on these and other security developments across the state.”