Armed bandits on Friday killed at least six persons in separate attacks in Chikun and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attacks in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits attacked Maskoro community in Kakau Ward and Akunakwo of Gwagwada Ward, in Chikun LGA.
According to Aruwan, the bandits killed two persons each in Maskoro and Akunakwo.
He added that Nehemiah Ishaku and Yunana Mai-Mulo were killed at Maskoro while Haruna Dogo and Danjuma Jagaba were shot dead in Akunakwo.
READ ALSO: Troops repel bandits in Kaduna
The commissioner said: “The bandits also killed one Alhaji Yahusa Jinaidu in another incident between Hayin Inji and Kidandan town in Giwa local government area.
“The bandits wielding sophisticated weapons opened fire and wounded at least nine persons at Yan Rake, Galadimawa, in the same Giwa LGA.
“The victims include Usama Mohammad, Buhari Rabiu, Buhari Rabe, Waazzamu Audu, Sani Hamisu, Dini Saleh, Mai Lado Mai rake, Sabitu Isa and Kabiru Lado.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...