Dispute over the ratio to be adopted in sharing ransom payments from kidnappings has led two gangs of armed bandits in Giwa local council of Kaduna State to kill nine of their members during a gun duel.
Naija News got to know of this classic case of nemesis from a statement issued yesterday by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
The commissioner said that reliable sources revealed that the fatal face-off between the bandit groups stemmed from a disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated.
He disclosed that a credible intelligence network informed the state government of the development, which according to him was further corroborated by security agencies.
“Intelligence sources had reported that a notorious bandit known as ‘Godon Mota’ stormed Garke village last Wednesday with his gang and clashed with a rival bandit group, leading to the killing of nine members.
“Acting Governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, noted the report with thanks and urged security agencies to sustain pressure towards the apprehending of criminal elements in the general area. Investigations and security patrols are ongoing,” Aruwan said.