Bandits storm Kaduna villages, kill 13, burn 56 houses, 16 motorcycles

Bandits have killed 13 people and injured seven others in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon-Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.

This was reported to the Kaduna State government by the military, under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

A statement issued by Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday evening, said the armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village, in Zangon-Kataf LGA; Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.

In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village, in Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured. Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were also razed, with several barns were raided and burnt.

Furthermore, Masaka village, in Chikun local government area, was attacked. One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, while two other persons were injured. According to the report, 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-Rufa’i noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families.

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