Bandits killed six people on Tuesday in fresh attacks on four villages in Kaduna’s Igabi and Kauru local government areas.
The Kaduna State Government said security agents had reported that isolated attacks occurred along the Birnin Yero-Tami Road, Gwada village, Ungwan Kure in Igabi LGA as well as Amawan Dadi Rugan Jauru in Kauru LGA in which six people were killed and one other sustained injuries.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that in Igabi, armed bandits barricaded the Birnin Yero-Tami road and killed one Hussaini Suleiman Dari while one Dahiru Saidu was left injured and is now receiving treatment in a hospital.
Aruwan said an attack by gunmen left two persons, Yahuza Sale and Garba Sule, dead in Gwada village; while armed bandits had also invaded Ungwan Kure and killed two residents, Mohammed Sani Suleiman and Yahuza Sale in the same Igabi LGA.
“Similarly, armed bandits attacked Amawan Dadi Rugan Jauru settlements in Kauru local government area and one resident known simply as ‘Likita’ was shot dead. Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls,” he said.
The commissioner, however, stated that several bandits were neutralized in Giwa LGA while air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over locations spanning Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas.
He said active bandit settlements with herds of cattle were spotted at Yadi in Giwa Local Government Area, which were duly engaged.
He said areas also covered included Kajuru, Kachia, Zonkwa, Manchok, Zangon Kataf and adjoining settlements adding that while herds of cattle were sighted west of Kachia, and at Zangon Kataf, no bandits’ activities were observed.