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Bandits Kill Seven Family Members, Two Others In Fresh Kaduna Attack

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Some bandit terrorists have killed seven family members in a fresh attack in Kaduna State.

It was reported that the armed gunmen stormed two local government areas of Igabi and Zaria on Monday night where they killed no fewer than nine residents including the members of the same family.

Naija News learnt that the attack was scary that residents had to flee their homes.

Fortunately, troops of the Nigerian Army reportedly arrived at the scenes and succeeded in neutralizing two of the bandits and recovered an AK47 rifle from them.

Confirming the attack in a statement on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said no fewer than five persons sustained degrees of injuries during the invasion while other residents narrowly escaped the scenes.

According to Aruwan, the security reports made available to the state government earlier revealed that the bandits first attacked Kudu Da Gari settlement in Sabon Birnin where seven people were killed.

He gave the names of the seven members of the same family killed to include, Dahiru Bilya, Jibrin Bilya, Dayyabu Adamu, Bashir Habibu, Jabir Shuaibu, Buhari Habibu and Abubakar Habibu.

The commissioner also listed the four injured persons in that attack as Audi Mohammad, Mubarak Ilya, Balarabe Junaidu and Umar Bilya.

Aruwan confirmed to newsmen that the bandits had carried out another attack at a herders’ settlement known as Ruggar Goshe, on the outskirts of Kangimin Sarki village, Rigachikun, Igabi Local Government Area where one person was killed.

The commissioner said: “One Auwal Koshe was shot dead by the brigands, who then rustled about 250 goats and sheep from the settlement.

He further explained that another herders’ settlement in Zaria was attacked and one Abubakar Mohammad was killed and another resident, Abubakar Aliyu, sustained gunshot wounds.

The commissioner said, “Security forces have reported to the Kaduna State Government that nine citizens have been killed, with five injured and hundreds of animals rustled by bandits during three attacks across Igabi and Zaria local government areas.

“According to the first report, bandits attacked Kudu da Gari settlement in Sabon Birni, Igabi LGA and killed seven residents.

“Four others were left critically injured and were rushed to a medical facility for treatment.

“In another incident, bandits invaded a herders’ settlement called Ruggar Goshe, on the outskirts of Kangimin Sarki village, Rigachikun, Igabi LGA. One Auwal Koshe was shot dead by the brigands, who then rustled about 250 goats and sheep from the settlement.

“Furthermore, bandits attacked another herders’ settlement at Filin Idin Barebare, Zaria Local Government Area, where they killed one Abubakar Mohammad. One Abubakar Aliyu sustained gunshot injuries to his ribs, and is receiving medical attention. The bandits then rustled an unspecified number of cattle from the settlement.”

Naija News learnt that two of the bandits met their waterloo while retreating the Malul Forest in the same Igabi local government, as they were gunned down by troops of the Nigerian Army.

Aruwan added in the statement that: “On another note, troops have reported that two bandits were neutralised around the outskirts of Tumbau village, Kerawa, Igabi LGA.

“The bandits were retreating to the Malul Forest when they were intercepted by the troops, and two of them were neutralised in the ensuing firefight, with an AK-47 rifle recovered,” he added.

The commissioner also quoted the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, as expressing grief over the attacks while commending “the troops for their alertness and swift response during the engagement which saw two bandits neutralised.”



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