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10 killed as bandits attack Kaduna communities

10 killed as bandits attack Kaduna communities
March 01
17:50 2021

Ten people have been killed in attacks on three villages in Kaduna state, following attacks by bandits.

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The villages are in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local government areas of the state.

In a statement on Monday, Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, expressed sadness over the attacks and sent his condolences to the families of the victims.

He said the governor also wished those who were injured in the attacks quick recovery.

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The killings came less than 24 hours after seven people were killed in similar attacks on three communities in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna on Sunday.

“The military and other security agencies have reported the killing of 10 citizens in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local government areas,” Aruwan said.

“In Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village was attacked by armed bandits, with five persons killed, listed as: Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya, Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu and Hassan Joseph.

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“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. Meanwhile, search-and-rescue operations are in progress, and information arising from this will be communicated to the public.

“In addition, 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, and Mannaseh Danjuma.

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“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.

“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.”

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