Nine feared killed as bandits raid Kaduna communities, Nigeria local

Nine feared killed as bandits raid Kaduna communities
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria
March 25, 2021 

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Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits who have been terrorizing Kaduna State have killed nine persons in different communities located in Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Area Councils of the state.

This was contained in a statement confirming the killings in Kaduna on Thursday by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

The Commissioner disclosed that security agencies reported the killings to the state government during an update on the security challenges facing the state.

He stated that the security report revealed that the criminals barricaded the Dogon Dawa-Kuyello road, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area Council, and shot six people dead.

Aruwan said in a similar attack on Ungwan Maje, which is also located in Birnin Gwari LGA, the bandits killed two persons.

The statement added that the bandits further ambushed Kwama village in Giwa Local Government Area Council and killed one Nasiru Rufai after he resisted attempts to abduct him.

“Security agencies have reported that bandits killed nine citizens in separate attacks spanning Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Area.

“According to the report, the bandits barricaded the Dogon Dawa-Kuyello road, after Ungwan Gajere village of Birnin Gwari LGA, and shot six people dead.

“They were identified as: Nura Rufai, Sanusi Gajere, Yakubu Labbo, Usman Dangiwa, Alhaji Abdulhamid and Janaidu Tsalhatu.

“Similarly, at Ungwan Maje, also of Birnin Gwari LGA, bandits shot and killed two persons, identified as Haruna Dotu and Hamisu Mohammad.

“Armed bandits also attacked Kwama village in Giwa LGA and killed one Nasiru Rufai, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him,” the statement revealed.

“Governor Nasiru El-Rufai noted the report with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain while sending condolences to their families,” said Aruwan.

Kaduna State has been under serious attack by bandits who raid communities, loot, kill and kidnap people, almost daily.

The bandits are yet to release the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry, Afaka, Kaduna, who were abducted on March 11, 2021, when the hoodlums invaded the school.

Recently, the hoodlums released a video clip showcasing the maltreatment and torture the students are experiencing in their hands while demanding a ransom of N500 million from the government.