by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Eight persons have again been reportedly killed, and four others injured by armed bandits in separate attacks dotted across three local government areas in Kaduna State, according to official security update for Wednesday, 31st March, 2021.
The affected local governments include Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru, respectively, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the State Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan.
The commissioner stated that the information was outlined in reports made by security agencies to the Kaduna State Government.
It stated that, “At Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, armed bandits shot at a vehicle, which then somersaulted, leading to the deaths of six persons, and leaving four others injured.
“Those, who lost their lives in the crash, are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim and Ibrahim Abdu.
“The injured are Zainab Alhaji, Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani, and Ushe Sani,” it stated.
In another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu, in Kajuru LGA, and killed one Amos Yari.
Furthermore, armed bandits invaded Hayin Kanwa Village, Fatika District, in Giwa LGA, and shot dead one Alhaji Sule, a business man in the area, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him.
“Governor Nasiru El-Rufai received the reports with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain, while sending condolences to their families. He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.”