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Bandits barricade, open fire on bus, trucks, killed 8, injured 4 in Kaduna

…Rustled 180 cattle.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Bandits have reportedly killed eight persons in two local government areas of Kaduna State, the state internal security and home affairs commissioner, Mr Samuel Aruwan, has reported.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Aruwan stated that security agencies reported the killing of eight persons in separate incidents in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of the state.

He stated that, “In one incident, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia Road around Kadanye Village in Kajuru LGA, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood. 

Five people were killed in the attack, which include Alfred Makinde (the driver of the bus), Abdulrahman Dela, Dauda Adamu, Umar Dauda and Abdulrasheed Musa, respectively. 

He stated that the three persons injured, who are currently receiving treatment in hospital, are Murtala Ibrahim, Ali Manager, Abdullahi (full name unknown).

Similarly, armed bandits also barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia Road at the Doka axis of Kajuru LGA and shot at a truck, killing the driver. 

“Furthermore, in Kachia LGA, armed bandits invaded a herders’ settlement in Inlowo Village, and killed one Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna, before carting away 180 cows.

“At Akilbu Village, in Kachia LGA, armed bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, Mansur Ibrahim and Muhammadu Aminu. Mansur Ibrahim later died in hospital, while Muhammadu Aminu continues to receive treatment.  

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the deceased, while praying for the repose of their souls. He also wished the injured a quick recovery. 

The security agencies are presently conducting operations at identified locations in the general area. The government will make details public on the receipt of operational feedback. 

Aruwan in the statement promised the any further details received on casualty figures would be communicated to the citizenry.

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