Bandits kill 10 in Kaduna communities

NEWS DIGEST – Bandits have killed 10 people in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the killing in a statement on Monday.

According to Mr Aruwan, in Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village, the gunmen killed five persons thusly: Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya, Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu and Hassan Joseph.

“In addition, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze. Some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area.

“Some survivors of the attack are recuperating in hospital. Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are in progress, and information arising from this will be communicated to the public.

“It took the military hours to contain what would have resulted in further violence in the general area,” the commissioner added.

In Sabon Gayan village in Chikun local government area, according to the statement, four persons were killed by the bandits.

The deceased are: Ashahabu Abubakar, Ado Rilwanu, Sabo Iliya and Mannaseh Matthias Danjuma.

He added that as of the time of this update, troops of Operation Thunder Strike are combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following reports that several bandits sustained bullet wounds.

In another incident, bandits attacked Ungwan Turai, also in Chikun local government area, and killed one Ayuba Waziri.

Receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the attacks, and sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls.

He also wished those injured a quick recovery.