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Bandits declare war, kill mother, baby, 11 others in 3 Kaduna LGs

…16 motorcycles also razed down.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Thirteen people have been reportedly killed and seven others injured, in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon-Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State, as bandits declared war on people.

This was reported to the Kaduna State Government by the military, under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), according to the statement issued Friday by internal security and Home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan.

According to the report, armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan Village of Zangon-Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.

In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi Village of Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured. Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt. 

Those killed include: Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther,  Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus), Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali, Dije Waziri and Joseph Ibrahim, respectively. 

The injured are Cecilia Aku, Yakubu Idi, Godiya Saleh and Moses Adamu, who are already receiving treatment in hospital, according to the state security update of Friday 19th March 2021.

Furthermore, Masaka Village in Chikun local government was attacked. “One Duza Bamaiyi was killed and two other persons were injured. Troops were mobilized to the location to eventually repel the attacks.

“Similarly, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured,” it statement added. 

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens quick recovery.”

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