Bandits invade Kaduna villages, kill 13 and set 56 houses ablaze

In one of the villages, the bandits killed 10 persons including a one year old baby.

Bandits invade Kaduna villages, kill 13 and set 56 houses ablaze. (TheNation)

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Aruwan said the bandits killed 13 people and injured seven others in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru, and Chikun local government areas.

He added that 56 houses and 16 motorcycles were razed in the communities.

He said the state government was informed about the latest attacks by the military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven.

According to the commissioner, the bandits first attacked Gora Gan Village in Zango-Kataf LG, where they killed one Irmiya Godwin on his way from the farm while his brother escaped.

He added that in another incident, the bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru LGA and killed 10 persons including a one year old baby.

Aruwan listed those killed to include, Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther), Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali, Dije Waziri and Joseph Ibrahim.

The commissioner said, “Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt.

“Furthermore, Masaka village in Chikun local government was attacked. One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured. Troops mobilised to the location to eventually repel the attack.

“Similarly, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens quick recovery.”

The injured victims are; Cecilia Aku, Yakubu Idi, Godiya Saleh, and Moses Adamu

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