Bandits kill 23 in Kaduna
Bandits have killed 23 persons in attacks across five local government areas of Kaduna State in the last 24 hours.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday.
He said the bandit attacks occurred in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and Kauru local government areas of the state.
The commissioner added that the attacks which were on soft targets occurred near Kaduna State’s borders with neighbouring states.
Aruwan said: “In Birnin Gwari LGA, 10 citizens were killed by bandits in an attack on Ungwan Gajere and Kutemeshi Ward. Three persons were injured in the attack.
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“In Igabi LGA, bandits shot one person dead between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai village near Gidan Kurmi.
“In Giwa, armed bandits invaded Janbaba village and one person was shot dead.
“In Kishisho village, Kauru LGA, gunmen suspected to be from a neighbouring state killed five persons.
“In Chikun LGA, five citizens were killed by bandits in Gwagwada-Kasaya village in Kunai Ward.
“Similarly, in Agwa, Chikun LGA, one person was shot dead in an attack by bandits.
“Also in Chikun LGA, one bandit was killed near Bugai when members of the community repelled an attack.”