- Armed bandits have launched attacks in some local government areas in Kaduna state
- In total, the bandits killed eight people and left four others injured
- Kaduna state's commissioner of internal security and homes affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development and released the victims' names
Armed bandits have struck again in Kaduna state, killing at least eight people and injuring four others across three local government areas.
Legit.ng gathers that the bandits at Kan Hawa Zankoro in Chikun local government area shot at a vehicle.
The vehicle then somersaulted, leading to the deaths of six persons, and leaving four others injured.
The state’s commissioner of internal security and homes affairs, Samuel Aruwan, also confirmed the attacks in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, The Sun also reported.
Names of the dead victims
1. Aisha Bello
2. Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu
3. Ramatu Sani
4. Muhammad Shehu
5. Aminu Ibrahim
6. Ibrahim Abdu.
The injured victims
1. Zainab Alhaji Usman
2. Surayya Bello
3. Khalifa Sani
4. Ushe Sani.
Also, armed bandits in another incident attacked residents at Iburu in Kajuru LGA, killing one Amos Yari.
A businessman named Alhaji Sule was killed by armed bandits who invaded Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa LGA.
Meanwhile, Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has said the armed bandits terrorising the north may not drop their arms if they are not sure of their safety.
The cleric who has recently met with the bandits in a bid to persuade them to drop their criminal acts said this during a virtual event hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies.
“If you don’t show them they’re safe in the larger society, there’s no way they can leave their weapon. And that’s why we asked for amnesty for them just like we had in the Niger Delta," Sheik Gumi was quoted to have said.
The Nigerian president at a security meeting on Thursday, February 25, said his administration will deal decisively with bandits, kidnappers, and insurgents.
Buhari who was represented by his chief of staff said it is time to treat criminals as criminals and stop ethnic profiling.