- Some homes in Kaduna are now mourning after some of the family members were killed
- Also, about four people have also been injured when they were attacked by bandits
- The criminals were reported to have attacked three communities in the state
Another ad incident has occurred in Kaduna state. Again, some people have lost their lives over in the hands of criminals.
The latest incident occurred when bandits invaded communities in three local government areas of Giwa, Igabi and Chikun in Kaduna state.
10 people including a community leader, were killed in the process. Also, about four persons were wounded in the attacks, Punch Newspaper reports.
The attack was confirmed by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.
“The community volunteers engaged the bandits and in the ensuing gun duel, three residents were killed.
The names of those killed as Alhaji Shafiu, Alhaji Balailu Sani and Abdulsamad Hussaini.
He added that in a reprisal attack, youths of Na’ikko Village attacked a nearby Fulani settlement, Rugan Abdulmuminu, and killed two persons whom they alleged to be involved in the earlier attack while identifying those killed as Abdulmuminu Agwai and Samaila Agwai.
Similarly, the commissioner said some bandits also invaded Dakyauro Village, Sabon Birni, Igabi LGA and killed four persons after rustling about 25 cows.
“The four persons killed were listed as Musbahu Yusuf, Basiru Jaafaru, Ja’afaru Yahaya, Umaru Sulaiman. Two persons were injured in the attack: Anas Ibrahim, Aisha Abbas."
Meanwhile, the Commissioner said bandits killed a community leader, Dauda Adamu, at Ungwan Ayaba in Chikun LGA of the state.
In another report, suspected bandits have killed at least two policemen during a gun battle on Saturday night, May 23, in Magami town, Gusau local government area of Zamfara state.
The sad incident has been confirmed by the spokesman of the Zamfara state police command, Muhammad Shehu.
He said the bandits stormed Magami town to attack the community but police operatives moved in, based on intelligence, and engaged them in a gun battl
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a message was sent to Nigerians by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar. According to the traditional ruler, Nigerians should not deceive themselves that things are alright in the country.
He made the comment during a National Security Summit in Abuja.
“Let us not deceive ourselves that things are alright, things are not alright,” the revered traditional ruler said. “We know it and we see it. For some of us, we have seen so much in our lives."
Legit.ng also reported that the leadership of Nigeria's National Assembly (NASS) opened up on the true state of the country's security challenges and their attendant effects.
During a summit organised by the House of Representatives' special committee on security on Wednesday, May 26, the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, lamented over the increasing activities of bandits and terrorists in Nigeria.
Gbajabiamila noted that at such a time when insurgency is shaking the foundation of the country, it is proper to admit that the efforts to tackle insecurity have so far not yielded the desired results.