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Three die in fresh attack as Kaduna probes collusion between bandits, locals

Three die in fresh attack as Kaduna probes collusion between bandits, locals
February 20
20:14 2021

Three persons have been killed following attacks by bandits on communities in Kajuru local government area (LGA) of Kaduna.

Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday. Aruwan said the police are investigating the possibility of collusion between some youths and bandits in the communities.

One youth suspected to have collaborated with the bandits was said to have been lynched to death by an angry mob. Aruwan said the attacks started in Ungwan Sha’awa, where the bandits killed one Ubangida Dogo in his home.

He said the hoodlums also attacked another victim identified as Ungwan Galadima and killed one Bulus Gwamna. The commissioner said another attack by bandits in Ungwan Gamu claimed the life of one Daniel Danlami.

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“Security agencies are investigating alleged collaboration with bandits by some locals, during attacks in Kajuru LGA. Preliminary investigations suggest the bandits conducted these attacks with the aid of some local youths,” he said.

“As security agencies probed this further, one such suspect known simply as ‘Doctor’, from Kujeni village, was swiftly attacked and killed by youths of Maro in revenge. Just before his death, he confessed his involvement in the attack.

“And he named a certain Fidelis Ali, also from Maro, as another accomplice of the bandits. Ali has since been arrested and taken into custody by the Police.”

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While reiterating that the perpetrators of the crime would be brought to book, Aruwan conveyed the condolences of Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor, whom he said has been deeply concerned about the possible collusion of the local youths.

He said that security operatives have been deployed to identify perpetrators of the reported lynching for prosecution.

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