Bandits kill father & son in Kaduna raid
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
February 13, 2021
The early hours of the Saturday attack by armed bandits in the Baka community in the Igabi Local Government Area Council of Kaduna State, have left no fewer than two persons killed.
The bandits wielding sophisticated weapons, who swooped the community in large numbers, were said to have invaded the village intending to abduct a farmer and his son.
Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the ugly incident, noted that the farmer and his son resisted being kidnapped and were shot, and they both died on the spot.
He listed names of the victims as Dan’Azumi Musa, farmer, and the son, Sanusi Dan’Azumi.
The Commissioner said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported that armed bandits in the early hours of Saturday invaded Baka village, Igabi Local Government Area.
“According to the report, the bandits, while shooting sporadically, forcefully gained entry into the residence of one Dan’Azumi Musa, a farmer in the area, attempting to kidnap him and his son, Sanusi Dan’Azumi. Upon resisting the bandits, they were both shot dead.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the attacks and condoled the family of the slain father and son while offering prayers for the repose of their souls,” he added.