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10 killed in fresh bandit, reprisals attacks in Kaduna



No fewer than 10 persons have been killed by bandits during an attack and counterattacks on two villages in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the development on Friday said, the gunmen invaded Naiko village in Giwa local government and engaged community volunteers in a gun duel, which led to the death of three residents of the community.

According to him: “Security agencies reported that armed bandits invaded Na’ikko village in Giwa LGA. Community volunteers engaged the bandits and in the ensuing gun duel, three residents were killed, identified as: Alhaji Shafiu, Alhaji Balailu Sano and Abdulsamad Hussaini.

“In a reaction to this, youths of Na’ikko village attacked a nearby Fulani settlement Rugan Abdulmuminu and killed two persons whom they alleged to be involved in the initial attack. These were identified as: Abdulmuminu Agwai and Samaila Agwai.

The Commissioner added: “In another incident, armed bandits invaded Dakyauro village, Sabon Birni, Igabi LGA and killed four persons after rustling about 25 cows. The four persons killed were listed as: Musbahu Yusuf Basiru Jaafaru, Ja’afaru Yahaya and Umaru Sulaiman.

“Two persons were injured in the attack: Anas Ibrahim and Aisha Abbas.”

Aruwan also said a community leader, Dauda Adamu, was killed by bandits at Ungwan Ayaba in Chikun LGA.

“Armed bandits also invaded farmlands on the outskirts of Gigani village, Kerawa, Igabi LGA and rustled about 14 bulls being used by farmers to plough the land.

“Receiving these reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai sent condolences to the families of all who lost their lives in the attacks, as he prayed for the repose of their souls. He also wished those injured a speedy recovery,” he stated.

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