Kaduna State Government on Friday confirmed that suspected bandits killed 13 persons and injured seven in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of the state
This was confirmed in a statement on Friday.
The statement which was conveyed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs on Friday, Samuel Aruwan said, there were a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas.
“This was reported to the Kaduna State Government by the Military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).”
“According to the report, armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.
“In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured. Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt.
“Those killed are listed as, Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther), Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali., Dije Waziri, Joseph Ibrahim,” the statement said.
“The injured are Cecilia Aku, Yakubu Idi, Godiya Saleh, Moses Adamu.
“The injured are receiving treatment in hospital.”
“Furthermore, Masaka village in Chikun local government was attacked. One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured. Troops mobilized to the location to eventually repel the attack.
“Similarly, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured.