Two persons have been killed after unknown gunmen attacked Maiginginya village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Naija News reports that the attack which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday left two villagers with gunshot wounds.
It was gathered that the gunmen who stormed the village on motorcycles shot indiscriminately while in the village causing panic.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Tuesday, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, identified those killed as Nasiru Yahaya and Isah Bature.
The commissioner stated that Magaji Goma and Zurkhalaini Alhassan sustained injuries.
Aruwan said: “The Kaduna State Government has been informed that troops of the Operation Thunder Strike late Monday night successfully repelled armed bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
“The armed bandits appeared along the pipeline axis of Kakau general area in an attempt to strike, when troops engaged and repelled them with superior firepower.
“Many of the bandits escaped into the forest with gunshot wounds, having been denied freedom of action.
“When troops cleared the road for traffic, it was discovered that a driver was hit by the bandits who were fleeing the location.
“Also, two buses ran into a ditch resulting in injuries to some passengers, who were rushed to the hospital by the security operatives.
“Similarly, the government was briefed that security agencies foiled a bandit attack in the early hours of today along Zaria-Funtua Road in Giwa local government.
“The Government will continue to keep citizens informed on the security situation in the state.”
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