– About 7 people have once again lost their lives over the insecurity situation in the country
– The Kaduna state government confirmed the unfortunate incident in a statement
– Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state also sympathised with the victims of the carnage
A report by Daily Nigerian indicates that no fewer than 7 people have been killed in a fresh attack by bandits in local communities of Kaduna state.
Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Sunday, February 28, confirmed the killing in Kajuru and Igabi local government areas.
Two of the deceased Ibrahim Rabi’u and Abdulrahman Mohammad were residents of Kajinjiri, while 2 locals Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu lived in Rago village.
Three others identified as Michael Shadari, Clement Aura Bili and Danlami Shaban were from Kutura station.
Meanwhile, one local Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries and is receiving treatment at a facility.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai condoled the families of those killed in both attacks while offering prayers for the repose of their souls.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that three local government areas in Kaduna state, Giwa, Chikun and Igabi, were attacked by deadly bandits.
No fewer than 18 people were killed by the bandits in the affected local government areas.
The Kaduna state, commissioner for internal security and home affairs confirmed the incident on Wednesday, February 24.
In a related development, Governor El-Rufai said the Kaduna state government under his watch will never negotiate with killers and kidnappers who ought to be arrested and prosecuted.
The Kaduna governor told journalists that the federal government should assist states with air and ground forces to neutralise the criminals.
He added that so far, he has maintained strong communication with the Niger state government as he is presently working with the governor in the area of intelligence gathering.
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