- Some people have been killed in Kaduna while others were abducted by criminals in Niger
- Also, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze
- Meanwhile, Fulani militia at Kakwa in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf has been accused of being responsible
In another heartbreak, some innocent Nigerians have once again lost their lives at the hands of terrorists. This time around, the criminals killed about 10 persons in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local councils of Kaduna state.
This was disclosed by the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
According to The Guardian, the attack on Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village took the lives of five persons identified as Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya, Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu and Hassan Joseph.
Going further, he revealed that 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze in the local council by the bandits.
Aruwan also added that search and rescue missions had begun in the troubled areas while the injured had been taken to hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has accused the Fulani militia at Kakwa in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf of being responsible for the attack.
3 abducted in Niger
Also, in Niger state, bandits have abducted three persons – one woman and two men in Katcha community.
The armed gangs targeted shop owners, particularly beer parlour operators, at the outskirts of the town, behind the official residence of the Divisional Police Officer.
The bandits reportedly operated for three hours without interruption before they went away with the victims.
In another report, three local government areas in Kaduna state, Giwa, Chikun, and Igabi, have been attacked by deadly bandits.
No fewer than 18 people were killed by the bandits in the affected local government areas.
The Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 24.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, said military operations cannot address the menace of armed banditry in the north.
The outspoken politician said in a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, February 26, that the northern region's elite's injustice against the ordinary masses is the cause of the insecurity in the region.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.