Suspected bandits attack five communities, kill scores, injure others in Kaduna

 Suspected bandits raided five communities in Kaduna State, killing scores and injuring several others.

The affected communities include; Sabon Yelwa and Ungwan Alhassa in Igabi LGA, Kasarami and Ungwan Yashi in Chikun LGA, Kwama in Giwa LGA, Ungwan Bare Bare and Chiki da Palo in Birnin Gwari LGA, Sabon Zawan in Sanga LGA.

A source said on Friday that several bandits stormed one of the communities, and killed two, wounded several others.

“They came in large numbers and started shooting sporadically. Many were hit while trying to escape into the bush.”

Confirming the reports on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said, “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that two people were killed in separate attacks by armed bandits in Giwa LGA.

“According to the reports, armed bandits invaded a herder’s settlement Rugan Mati, and shot one Shuaibu Mati to death.

“Furthermore, bandits invaded Tudun Amada Wazata in Kadage, and killed one Samaila Mai Yankan Katako in his residence,” the statement said.

He said, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his deep sadness at the reports, and sent his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.

According to him, the Governor, also commiserated with communities across Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Birnin Gwari and Sanga LGAs, in which several residents were reported to have lost their lives following attacks by bandits.

He added that precise situation reports are still being compiled on these incidents, just as he said, security agencies are continuing to work in the general areas.

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