No fewer than seven persons have been reportedly killed as bandits make fresh attacks on communities in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Bandits attacks in the North-west has been persistent. The strikes has displaced many citizens while residents live in constant fear.
It was gathered that the fresh attack was fierce as bandits raze houses, destroyed properties including cattle rustling leaving many injured.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed this report in a statement issued on Thursday, March 11, in Kaduna adding that seven persons died in separate attacks.
He disclosed that some of the deceased were identified as Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu Yusha’u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab.
He added that two others – Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman sustained injuries from gunshots and were receiving treatment in the hospital.
Further speaking, the Commissioner noted that during the attack, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibril, Salisu Ya’u and Idris Muhammad, while a pick-up truck belonging to one Umaru Saleh was also burnt.
According to him, “Security agencies reported that seven people have been killed and several more injured, with properties destroyed and cattle rustled in a series of separate attacks occurring in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun Local Government Areas.”
Aruwan said in the first attack, the “bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi LGA, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation,” stressing that in the process, four residents were killed.
“In all, 20 cows belonging to two residents of the village were rustled and herded away by the bandits”, This Day live quoted him saying.
He stated that similar attacks were made simultaneously in other LGAs of the state
In his words , “In another incident, armed bandits attacked Marke village in Giwa LGA and killed one Rabiu Haruna.
“Similarly, at Kuriga in Chikun LGA, armed bandits killed two people along the Buruku road linking with Birnin Gwari LGA.
“The victims were identified as Ibrahim Yahu Birnin Gwari and Haruna Usman. Another victim, Mansur Dada, sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital”, Aruwan said.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the tragic incidents. In a statement, the Governor sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls. He further wished the hospitalized citizens a quick recovery.