Breaking: Bandits kill another 10 in Kaduna communities, 24 hours after

Barely 24 hours after killing nine people in Igabi and Kajuru area councils, armed have attacked Kurmin Gandu village in Zangon Kataf (LGA) of Kaduna state killing five residents.

The killed four people in an attack on another community, Sabon Gaya, in Chikun LGA, also of Kaduna state, according to a statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan.

“The military and other security agencies have reported the killing of 10 citizens in Zangon Kataf and Chikun . In Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village was attacked by armed , with five persons killed, listed as: Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya, Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu and Hassan Joseph.

“In addition, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze. Some dry season lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area. Some survivors of the attack are recuperating in hospital. 

“Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are in progress, and arising from this will be communicated to the public. It took the military hours to contain what would have resulted in further in the general area. 

“Similarly, security agencies reported that armed attacked Sabon Gayan village in Chikun and killed four persons: Ashahabu Abubakar, Ado Rilwanu, Sabo Iliya and Mannaseh Matthias Danjuma.

“As of the time of this update, of Operation Thunder Strike are combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following reports that several bandits sustained bullet wounds. 

“In another , bandits attacked Ungwan Turai, also in Chikun , 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,” Aruwan said. 

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