by Acadia Gabriel, Kaduna
In their quest to maintain a (now average) daily ‘dose’ of manslaughter, bandits have again attacked a Gidan Maikudi hamlet in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, killing two persons, who attempted to repel the bandits in the area.
According to the state government security update issued on Thursday, 4th February, 2021, by Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, it stressed thus: “Security agencies have reported that bandits attacked Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders’ settlement in Kerawa ward of Igabi local government area, in an attempt to kidnap residents.”
According to the report, local vigilantes in the community mobilized to repel the attack and, in the ensuing gunfight, beat back the bandits, who withdrew with several casualties.
“However, one resident, Alhaji Maikudu Husaini, was shot dead during the skirmish. His brother, Nafiu Husaini, also succumbed to gunshot wounds as he was rushed to hospital.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while offering his condolences to their families. “Security agencies will sustain patrols in the general area,” the statement added.