The Kaduna State government has confirmed the killing of nine persons, while five others were injured and many animals rustled, in three attacks across Igabi and Zaria Local Government Areas of the state.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan in a statement explained that the first report from security officers showed that bandits attacked Kudu Da-Gari settlement in Sabon Birni, Igabi council, killed seven persons and left others critically injured.
He added that in another incident, bandits attacked a herders’ settlement called Ruggar Goshe, on the outskirts of Kangimin Sarki village, Rigachikun, Igabi council, where one Auwal Koshe was shot dead and about 250 goats and sheep rustled from the settlement.
Aruwan also said bandits attacked another herders’ settlement at Filin Idin Barebare, Zaria council, where they killed one Abubakar Mohammad, as one Abubakar Aliyu sustained gunshot injuries to his ribs, and rustled an unspecified number of cattle from the settlement.
The Commissioner also stated that troops reported that two bandits were killed around Tumbau village, Kerawa, Igabi council and that the bandits were retreating to the Malul forest when they were intercepted by the troops, and two of them were neutralized in the ensuing firefight, with an AK-47 rifle recovered.