Bandits raid Kaduna communities again, kill five residents

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The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan has confirmed that five persons were killed in Zango-Kataf and Giwa local government areas on Monday.

The commissioner had earlier in a statement said two persons; father and son, whose names were given as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son, Philip, in Wawan village were attacked in Zango-Kataf LGA.

However, while updating the report, the commissioner said the additional two bodies were found by security operatives.

“Further to the initial update on the attack at Wawan Rafin village in Zangon Kataf LGA, security agencies had reported that the bodies of two more victims were found in the area,” he said.

Aruwan identified the two victims as Francis Ayuba and a toddler, Florence Dennis, adding that “this brings the number of deaths reported from the attack to four, listed as: Joshua Dauda, Philip Dauda, Francis Ayuba and Florence Dennis.”

“Further developments will be communicated to the citizenry as they emerge,” he added.

Also, in another development, the commissioner said bandits stormed a sugarcane farm on the outskirts of Iyatawa in Giwa LG and shot dead one Isah Haruna, a resident of the area.

According to him, security agencies reported that a gang of bandits was repelled at Rugan Bello, a settlement located along the Kajuru-Buda road in the Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner in the statement titled, ‘Bandit killed by fleeing companions in Kajuru LGA…Bandits kill one in Giwa LGA’, said, “The bandits invaded the village in the early hours of today in an attempt to kidnap locals. They were intercepted and resisted by community vigilante members.

“As the bandits retreated shooting indiscriminately, one of their members was hit by a shot and he died instantly. Similarly, bandits stormed a sugarcane farm on the outskirts of Iyatawa in Giwa LGA. One Isah Haruna, a resident of the area, was shot dead.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai prayed for the repose of the soul of the slain resident of Iyatawa in Giwa LGA, and sent condolences to his family.”

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Police rescue four kidnapped passengers in Katsina, five still missing

Meanwhile, the police in Katsina on Monday confirmed the abduction of nine passengers by bandits in the Safana Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

The victims were part of passengers travelling in a J5 bus with Registration Number: KZR 345 ZT.

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