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Seven killed as gunmen attack four Kaduna LGAs

July 05
07:59 2021

At least seven people have been killed by gunmen in Kaduna state in an attack on four LGAs in two days.

The attacks happened between Saturday and Sunday.

The LGAs that came under attack from the bandits were Chikun, Kajuru, Giwa and Zango Kataf.

Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner of internal security, confirmed the attacks on Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa LGAs in a statement on Saturday.


Aruwan said bandits shot four kidnapped citizens on the outskirts of Tsohon Gayan general area of Chikun LGA.

“Two were identified as Solomon Bamaiyi and Francis Moses from Kakau village of the same LGA. The third was identified as being from Kachia town and the fourth remains unidentified,” he said.

“In Iri Station, Kajuru LGA, two citizens, Reuben Tanko and Sani Jibrin were also shot dead by a group of armed bandits.


“One Danjuma Alhaji, a native of Tsohon Farakwai of Igabi LGA was similarly killed by bandits at the outskirts of Galadima general area of Giwa LGA.

“Governor Nasir el-Rufai has sent condolences to their families and prayed for the repose of their souls.

“Furthermore, security agencies have carried out a confidence-building visit to Iri Station, where some citizens were killed and an unspecified number kidnapped.”

Aruwan said the state government is committed to the security and peace of the general area.


“Collaboration between communities and security agencies is critical and must be cultivated towards enhancing security in areas that are difficult to access across the state,” he said.

In a similar development, gunmen invaded the Katsit community in Zango Kataf LGA.

Upon gaining entry into Katsit, the gunmen shot sporadically in the air.

Three people were said to have sustained injuries from the attack that took place on Sunday night.


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