Bandits have killed four people in Chikun Local Government Area and two others and in various attacks in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
A statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said that eight other persons were injured in the Giwa attacks.
He however said that, investigations are ongoing into the incidents, as vigorous patrols continue in the general areas.
According to the Commissioner, “Security agencies have reported that armed bandits attacked Maskoro community of Kakau Ward, and Akunakwo of Gwagwada Ward, both in Chikun local government area.
“According to the report, two persons were killed in Maskoro, identified as Nehemiah Ishaku and Yunana Mai-Mulo. Two persons were similarly killed in Akunakwo, identified as Haruna Dogo and Danjuma Jagaba.
“In a separate incident, between Hayin Inji and Kidandan town in Giwa local government area, armed bandits attacked and killed one Alhaji Yahuza Jinaidu in a bid to dispossess him of his motorcycle.
“Also in Giwa local government area, at ‘Yan Rake, Galadimawa, bandits wielding sophisticated weapons opened fire injuring nine persons listed as: Usama Mohammad, Buhari Rabiu, Buhari Rabe, Waazzamu Audu, Sani Hamisu, Dini Saleh, Mai Lado Mai rake, Sabitu Isa, Kabiru Lado
“One of these victims, Kabiru Lado, eventually died as he was being rushed to the hospital. Others are receiving treatment, with some having been discharged.
“Governor Nasir el-Rufai expressed deep sadness at these reports, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain while sending his condolences to their families. He urged security agencies to ramp up responses to curb such attacks.
“Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing into the incidents, as vigorous patrols continue in the general areas,” Samuel Aruwan said.