An 80-year-old woman, a Ward Head and three persons have been killed by suspected bandits in separate attacks on two villages of Chikun and travellers in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement released today January 17.
“Security agencies have reported the killing of an aged woman in Sharu village, Igabi local government area. According to the report, armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes. As they shot sporadically, Hauwwa Umaru, 80, was hit by a bullet and died instantly.
In another incident, unknown gunmen killed one Samaila Yohanna, the Ward Head of Konti, in Chikun local government area. Also in Chikun local government area, bandits killed two locals, Alhaji Sani and Malam Rabiu, at Dande.
In Giwa local government area, armed bandits barricaded the road between Fatika and Kidandan and opened fire on commuters plying the road. One unidentified woman was killed, and three other persons were injured in the attack.”
Aruwan added that the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has expressed sadness over the incident and has conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased persons, praying for the repose of their souls. He also prayed for a speedy recovery for the injured.
He said Governor El-Rufai has implored security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the disturbing incidents.