- Kaduna state continues to witness unprecedented attacks by armed bandits
- Three people have killed in the latest attack recorded in the northwest state
- Governor Nasir El-rufai has commiserated with those who lost loved ones during the incident
Rampaging armed bandits have killed three people in separate attacks in Giwa and Zango Kataf local government areas of Kaduna state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday, February 1, and seen by Legit.ng.
In Giwa, the bandits attacked Garawa village of Fatika District and killed one Alhaji Sa’adu. They raided another village named Anguwar Danyaya in the district and killed one Suleiman Audu.
In Zango Kataf, the bandits killed one John Isah and injured three others during an attack at Wawan Rafi village.
The statement further disclosed that two AK 47 rifles were recovered along with over 43 rounds of ammunition from two persons, Malachi Akut and Gabas Gaje.
Part of the statement read:
“Governor Nasir el-rufai expressed sadness on the report and prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead while wishing the injured ones speedy recovery. Investigations into the incidents are in progress.”
Recall that armed bandits recently killed an eight-month pregnant health worker along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway, after opening fire on a commercial vehicle travelling to the state.
The woman was killed while traveling to Kaduna from Birnin Gwari at a place called Zankoro before Unguwar Yako on Sunday, January 24.
The deceased’s cousin Aliyu Mahmud confirmed the incident and identified her as Aisha Yusuf, describing her as a dedicated volunteer health worker in Birnin Gwari community.
In a related development, Reverend Father John Gbakaan, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Minna was killed by bandits recently after he was abducted by the gunmen in the north-central state of Niger.
Another Catholic priest, Reverend Father Ugochukwu Ugwoke, made the announcement on Saturday, January 16 via Twitter.
Meanwhile, some northern elders have declared that the region is under the siege of Boko Haram, bandits, and kidnappers, asking President Muhammadu Buhari to restore peace to their domain.
The elders under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development expressed their concerns in a statement seen by Legit.ng and signed by the group's national coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni.