Kaduna State Government has confirmed that suspected bandits killed ten persons in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local government areas of the state.
This was contained in a statement on Monday.
The statement which was issued by the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan revealed that the military and other security agencies reported an attack in Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village by armed bandits,
The attack they said resulted in the death of five persons namely,
Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya, Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu, Hassan Joseph
“In addition, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze. Some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area. ”
“Some survivors of the attack are recuperating in hospital.”
Aruwan said a search and rescue operation is in progress and that details will be communicated to the public as they unfold.
He said it took the military hours to contain what would have resulted in further violence in the general area.
“Similarly, security agencies reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan village in Chikun local government area and killed four persons, Ashahabu Abubakar, Ado Rilwanu, Sabo Iliya, Mannaseh Matthias Danjuma
“As of the time of this update, troops of Operation Thunder Strike are combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following reports that several bandits sustained bullet wounds.
“In another incident, bandits attacked Ungwan Turai, also in Chikun local government area, and killed one Ayuba Waziri.
“Receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the attacks, and sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls. He also wished those injured a quick recovery.” The statement said