No fewer than seven people have been reportedly killed in recent attacks by some unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits in different Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
Naija News understands that the attacks were carried out in Igabi, Chikun, and Zango-Kataf, all local government areas of the state, in the last weekend.
Six casualties, in separate attacks, were reportedly recorded in Igabi alone.
Confirming the sad development in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, January 2, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said scores were injured during the attacks.
According to the commissioner, the bandit terrorists first invaded Kerawa, a village in Igabi LG where four people were killed and one injured.
He disclosed the identity of the first four victims in Igabi as Lado Shuaibu, Usman Haruna
Ayuba Muntari and Jafar Abdullahi.
Aruwan said: “One Mallam Mamuda was left injured, as the bandits carted away some motorcycles and supplies from the community.”
Similarly, the Commissioner said bandits attacked commuters along the Ungwan Rimi-Afana road in Zangon Kataf LGA, killing one person.
“One Joshua Kawu sustained gunshot wounds to the chest, and was rushed to hospital, where he was unfortunately confirmed dead,” he added.
The commissioner said, “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that four people were killed, and one injured, during an attack by bandits in Kerawa, Igabi LGA.
“According to the report, bandits attacked the village, shooting sporadically, and killed four residents.
“In another incident, armed bandits attacked commuters along the Ungwan Rimi-Afana road in Zangon Kataf LGA. One Joshua Kawu sustained gunshot wounds to the chest, and was rushed to hospital, where he was unfortunately confirmed dead.”
Naija News reports that Aruwan in another statement confirmed that bandits kill two in another attack in Igabi and Chikun LGAs.
He said security reports to the state government confirmed that the assailants invaded Sabon Garin Ungwar Dalha, a village on the outskirts of the Maraban Jos area, Igabi local government area where they killed a housewife.
“The bandits attacked the village and broke into some homes, all the while shooting into the air. One Hadiza Mohammed, a housewife, was caught by their gunfire and died instantly.
“In the second incident, bandits attacked Ungwan Zallah in Udawa, Chikun LGA, and one Moses Jaja was shot dead,” Aruwan noted.
Speaking on the account of the State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Aruwan said the leader was sad over the latest attacks and conveyed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families in the affected communities.