80-year-old, ward head and three others killed in bandits attack in Kaduna

An 80-year-old identified as Hauwwa Umaru, a Ward Head and three persons have been killed in an attack by suspected bandits after raids on two villages of Chikun and travellers in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This information was contained in a statement by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday.

The statement read, “Security agencies have reported the killing of an aged woman in Sharu village, Igabi local government area. According to the report, armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes. As they shot sporadically, Hauwwa Umaru, 80, was hit by a bullet and died instantly.

“In another incident, unknown gunmen killed one Samaila Yohanna, the Ward Head of Konti, in Chikun local government area. Also in Chikun local government area, bandits killed two locals, Alhaji Sani and Malam Rabiu, at Dande.

“In Giwa local government area, armed bandits barricaded the road between Fatika and Kidandan and opened fire on commuters plying the road. One unidentified woman was killed, and three other persons were injured in the attack.”

Aruwan added that the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai is saddened by the incident. The governor has called on security agencies to investigate the attack and put an end to banditry in the state.


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