he Kaduna State Government has revealed the identities of the victims of the Kaduna-Kachia road attack.
NaijaOnPoint.com (TNG) reports no fewer than nine persons were killed by gunmen on Tuesday morning along the Kaduna-Kachia road in Kaduna State.
The gunmen, alleged to be Fulani herdsmen, also took twenty eight (28) persons hostage at the same time some half a kilometer to Kasuwan Magani.
According to a statement by the Kaduna State Government, the killings and abduction happened in separate attacks.
The statement released by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, however, revealed that only 8 persons were killed.
Aruwan stated that three persons were injured in the attack, and are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
The statement reads: “On a sad note, security agencies have reported the killing of eight persons in separate incidents in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas.
“In one incident, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru LGA, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood.
“Five people were killed in the attack, listed as: Alfred Makinde (the driver of the bus), Abdulrahman Dela, Dauda Adamu, Umar Dauda, and Abdulrasheed Musa.
“Three persons were injured, and are currently receiving treatment in hospital. They are: Murtala Ibrahim, Ali Manager and Abdullahi (full name unknown).
*Similarly, armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road at the Doka axis of Kajuru LGA and shot at a truck, killing the driver.
“Any further details received on casualties will be communicated to the citizenry.
*Furthermore, in Kachia LGA, armed bandits invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village, and killed one Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna, before carting away 180 cows.
“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, armed bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, Mansur Ibrahim and Muhammadu Aminu.
*Mansur Ibrahim later died in hospital while Muhammadu Aminu continues to receive treatment.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the deceased, while praying for the repose of their souls. He also wished the injured a quick recovery.
*The security agencies are presently conducting operations at identified locations in the general area. The government will make details public on the receipt of operational feedback”.
TNG reports the Kaduna State Government remained silent on the number of persons kidnapped.