- Bandits have killed a notable politician in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state
- The terrorists stormed the farm of the former councillor in Ungwan Fada and murdered him
- The development was confirmed by Kaduna state's commissioner of internal security and homes affairs, Samuel Aruwan,
Unidentified gunmen suspected to be bandits killed a former councilor of Gayam ward in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.
The Cable reports that Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, April 1.
According to Aruwan, the ex-councillor was killed while working on his farm in Ungwan Fada area of the state.
The commissioner also revealed that another person was killed in a separate incident at Kasuwan Magani general area of Kajuru.
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According to him, the herders were moving their cattle from Fadan Kaje to Bakin Kogi via the cattle route when they were attacked.
Also, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven have reported that a mob attacked some herders and their cattle along the Mabushi Cattle route in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai on his part prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain and sent condolence messages to the respective families, The Guardian reports.
While thanking the troops for their prompt intervention, El-Rufai appealed for calm and directed that security be intensified.
The about 10 motorcycles and a vehicle, whose owners were killed in the community, were set ablaze.
The report stated that one of the residents who escaped the onslaught, Ngozi Odoabuchi, described the incident as horrible.
In another report, no fewer than eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday, March 26, abducted by gunmen.
The victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked. Legit.ng gathered that a Facebook user, Eje Kenny Faraday, broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle on the evening of Friday, March 26.
A credible source and an official of the church, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed the report.