Bandits kill 8, burn down church and houses in Kaduna

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fewer eight have been killed by bandits at Ungwan Gaida village in Chikun local area of Kaduna .

bandits were said to have invaded community and started sporadically and, in process, shot eight dead.

Confirming incident in a , Kaduna Commissioner for Internal and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits also burnt down a building belonging to the Assemblies of God along with several house during the .

In another development, the Nigerian Navy troops stationed in the Kujama general area killed three bandits and arrested two accomplices after repelling an Wakwodna community, near Kasso village, also in  Chikun local area.

According to operational feedback to the , the troops stationed at the Kujama Checkpoint responded to reports of an Wakwodna village, and swiftly deployed for intervention.

The bandits fled into surrounding bushes sighting the troops, and abandoned some rustled cattle, which were rounded and returned to their rightful owners.

The troops engaged the bandits just before Kaso village and in the gunfight, three bandits were neutralized.

Two locals, who were injured in the exchange, were evacuated for medical attention.

During the operation, the troops arrested a suspected bandit’s informant, Kapido Halilu and a logistics supplier, Umar Maipashi.

Food and medical supplies meant for the bandits were also confiscated while the suspects were taken into custody for further .  (Channels TV)