No fewer than five residents of the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State reportedly died on Sunday, April 4 following an attack by bandits.
It was confirmed by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan that some unidentified gunmen stormed Katarma, a village in the LGA and killed at least five persons, leaving one other person with severe injury.
The commissioner told reporters that another person was injured in the Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, even as a corpse was discovered in Zangon Kataf LGA.
A statement delivered to newsmen by Aruwan reads: “Security agencies have reported that armed bandits attacked Katarma village in Chikun local government area.
“According to the report, five persons were killed in the attack, listed as: Samson Danladi, Luka Gajere, Amos Ali, Titus Baba, Damali Musa.”
“One person was injured and is receiving treatment in a neighbouring state.
“In another incident, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven reported a clash between some youths in Atiku village, Jema’a LGA. During the clash, one Afiniki Thomas was attacked by two youths, and sustained a deep gash to the forehead.” The statement said
Mr Aruwan disclosed further that “One of the assailants, Sani Safiyanu was arrested for profiling and Investigation. The injured victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“Furthermore, troops of Operation Safe Haven while on patrol discovered the decomposing corpse of one Paul Simon, a resident of Yagbak village in Zangon Kataf LGA. The deceased was reported missing on 24th March 2021. The corpse has since been buried.”
“Receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai prayed for the repose of those slain, and sent condolences to their families, while wishing the injured a quick recovery. The Governor also tasked security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the clash in Atulu village in Jema’a local government area.
“Investigations into the incident are in progress,” the statement further added.
Meanwhile, renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi on Sunday led some Northern leaders to the residence of former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Naija News reports that the closed-door meeting was held at the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State.