Scores feared killed as bandits attack 5 LGAs in Kaduna

•El-Rufai condoles with communities

Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that bandits have attacked five local government areas of the state and scores were reportedly killed.

The local government areas are Igabi, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Sanga.

According to a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed that governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his deep sadness at the reports, and sent his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.

“Going further, the governor commiserated with communities across Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Birnin Gwari and Sanga LGAs, in which several residents were reported to have lost their lives following attacks by bandits.”

“The communities included, Sabon Yelwa and Ungwan Alhassa in Igabi LGA, Kasarami and Ungwan Yashi in Chikun LGA, Kwama in Giwa LGA, Ungwan Bare Bare and Chiki da Palo in Birnin Gwari LGA and Sabon Zawan in Sanga LGA.”

According to a report, in Giwa LGA, two people were killed in separate attacks by armed bandits in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“The armed bandits invaded a herder’s settlement Rugan Mati, and killed, one Shuaibu Mati.

“Furthermore, bandits invaded Tudun Amada Wazata in Kadage and killed one Samaila Mai Yankan Katako in his residence.

“Precise situation reports are still being compiled on these incidences.

“Meanwhile, security agencies continue to work in the general areas,” the statement declared.

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