Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed eight people and injured four in separate attacks in Kajuru and Kachia LGAs of Kaduna State.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Kaduna State Government of Tuesday.
In a statement, the Commissioner Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the killings to newsmen.
Narrating what transpired, Aruwan stated that the bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru LGA, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood.
“Five people were killed in the attack while three people were injured and are currently receiving treatment in hospital,” he said.
The commissioner also said that in another incident, the bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road at the Doka axis and shot at a truck, killing the driver.
He further disclosed that bandits also invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village and killed one person before taking away 180 cows.
“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, one of them later died in hospital while one person continues to receive treatment,” he added.
According to him, Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the deceased, while praying for the repose of their souls.
Aruwan said the security agencies were presently conducting operations at identified locations in the general area