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Eight killed, four injured as bandits open fire on travellers in Kaduna

Armed bandits on Tuesday killed eight persons and injured four along Kaduna-Kachia road and other locations in Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday afternoon while confirming the killings.

Aruwan said “On a sad note, security agencies have reported the killing of eight persons in separate incidents in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas.

“In one incident, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru LGA and opened fire on a bus as well as a truck carrying firewood.

“Five people were killed in the attack, listed as: Alfred Makinde (the driver of the bus), Abdulrahman Dela, Dauda Adamu, Umar Dauda and Abdulrasheed Musa.

“Three persons were injured, and are receiving treatment in hospital. They are: Murtala Ibrahim, Ali Manager and Abdullahi (full name unknown)

“Similarly, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road at the Doka axis of Kajuru LGA and shot at a truck, killing the driver.

“In Kachia LGA, armed bandits invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village, and killed one Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna, before carting away 180 cows.

“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, armed bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, Mansur Ibrahim and Muhammadu Aminu. Mansur Ibrahim later died in hospital while Muhammadu Aminu continues to receive treatment.”

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