- More Nigerians have been sadly been sent to an early grave by bandits in Kaduna
- The criminals who attacked three villages in the state also kidnapped Prof. Aliyu Mohammed
- According to the state government, some vigilantes repelled the criminals
In what has become a daily occurrence in the country, some criminal elements have once again gone on rampage in Kaduna state, kidnapping and killing innocent Nigerians.
The gun-wielding bandits, in separate attacks, invaded three local government areas - Igabi, Zaria, and Giwa - in the state on Sunday, January 17.
They killed four persons, including a professor's son, two vigilante members, and one other.
Punch Newspaper reports that the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack.
He was reported to have released the name of one of the victims. He said Lawali Abdulhameed was shot in an attempt to escape.
Going further, Aruwan said the criminals who also invaded Zaria LGA kidnapped the Wazirin Wusasa, Prof. Aliyu Mohammed, from his residence while his son, Abdulaziz Aliyu, was killed during the raid.
The professor’s nephew, Abba Kabiru, was also shot and injured.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that soldiers of the Nigerian Army launched attacks on unrepentant bandits in various locations in Zamfara state, killing no fewer than 35 of them.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the coordinator, Defence Media Operations made the disclosure in a statement released and shared on the Facebook page of Defence Headquarters Nigeria.
Eneche speaking on military operations said troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje during a counter-attack on Sunday, January 17, neutralised 30 armed bandits. The soldiers recovered 24 cows and an unspecified number of sheep.
Akeredolu issued the ultimatum on Monday, January 18, in a thread of tweets.
He said the decision was taken to address the root causes of kidnappings and other crimes in the state.
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