Bandits burn worship centre, residential building in Kaduna

Bandits, on Wednesday, attacked Kugosi and Kajari villages in Kaduna State where they burnt down a worship centre and residential building.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in his daily update on the security situation in the state on Thursday.

According to him, ground troops are still on the location of the attack to track the bandits.

Aruwan said: “Military authorities have notified the Kaduna State Government that troops have attacked another group of bandits in Chikun LGA, close to the boundaries with Niger State.

“Some bandits had on Wednesday morning attacked Kugosi and Kajari general areas in Chikun local government area of Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

“This forced locals to flee the villages to some other communities in the local government.

“On receipt of the information, the Kaduna State Government contacted the military who confirmed that troops had already been deployed to track the armed bandits.

“According to the operational feedback, ground and air components of the military subsequently engaged the bandits.

“The air component of the military, after a fighting patrol to Kajari and Kugosi areas, sighted bandits around Kawuri – a location at Kaduna-Niger interstate boundary area – and subsequently attacked them.

“The Kaduna State Government is grateful to the military for the successful outing and breakthrough.

“Ground troops are still in the location, where a place of worship and a residential building were set ablaze by the bandits.

“The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to take immediate action towards ameliorating the condition of locals taking refuge at Ungwan Gado Primary School, Gwagwada.

“Similarly, the agency will carry out assessments in Kugosi to ascertain the damage suffered following the attack.”


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