Gunmen suspected to be bandits have repeatedly killed seven people, injured many and set houses ablaze in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11 by the state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
According to the commissioner, the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents.
The residents killed are listed as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha’u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab.
Two others, Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital.
In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibril, Salisu Ya’u and Idris Muhammad. A pick-up truck belonging to one Umaru Saleh was also burnt.
In all, 20 cows belonging to two residents of the village were rustled and herded away by the bandits.
In a similar incident, Marke village in Giwa local government area was also attacked by armed bandits and one Rabiu Haruna was killed.
Similarly, at Kuriga in Chikun local government area, armed bandits killed two people along the Buruku road linking with Birnin Gwari local government area.
The victims were identified as Ibrahim Yahu Birnin Gwari and Haruna Usman. Another victim, Mansur Dada, sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.
He said 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 also wished the injured citizens a quick recovery.