KADUNA: Four victims killed, scores feared injured during attack by armed bandits


No fewer than four victims have been killed and scores of other victims injured when heavily armed bandits stormed communities in Igabi, Giwa and Jema’a local government areas of the state.

The incident was confirmed on Friday by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who revealed that at least 30 cows were also rustled in the separate attacks.

However, Aruwan was silent on when the incident took place, adding that an attempt to burn a police post was repelled in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.

He also said no fewer than four persons sustained injuries in the various attacks, giving the names of three of the injured as Mustapha Ya’u, Bilyaminu Saidu and Bilyaminu Abubakar.

Aruwan said, “Security agencies have reported that bandits invaded Zangon Aya town in Igabi LGA. According to the report, two residents, Falalu Dari and Sabiu Idris, were killed by the bandits.

“The bandits also attacked Rugar Delu, a settlement on the fringes of the town and rustled about 30 cows belonging to one Delu Bafilata, a herder. Delu sustained gunshot injuries to the chest and is receiving treatment in hospital.

“In another reported incident, bandits invaded Ungwan Murtala in Yakawada, Giwa LGA and shot one Inusa Ibrahim dead. In Godogodo village of Jema’a LGA, bandits attempted to attack a police outpost but were effectively repelled by the personnel. However, one Ayuba Madugu was killed by the gunmen,” he concluded.


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