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Bandits kill 80-year-old, four others in Kaduna

Bandits at the weekend killed an 80-year-old woman, a Ward Head and three persons in separate attacks on two villages of Chikun and travellers in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Three other persons were confirmed to have been injured in attack on the travellers in Giwa Local Government Area.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents, said Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i implored security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the disturbing incidents.

He said: “Security agencies have reported the killing of an aged woman in Sharu village, Igabi local government area.

“According to the report, armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes. As they shot sporadically, Hauwwa Umaru, 80, was hit by a bullet and died instantly.

“In another incident, unknown gunmen killed one Samaila Yohanna, the Ward Head of Konti, in Chikun local government area.

“Also in Chikun local government area, bandits killed two locals, Alhaji Sani and Malam Rabiu, at Dande.

“In Giwa local government area, armed bandits barricaded the road between Fatika and Kidandan and opened fire on commuters plying the road.

“One unidentified woman was killed, and three other persons were injured in the attack.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and conveyed condolences to the families of the deceased, praying for the repose of their souls. He also prayed for speedy recovery for the injured.

“The Governor also implored security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the disturbing incidents.’’

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