The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has said that military and police authorities have reported to the Kaduna State Government that nine people have been killed in various attacks occurring in Chikun, Zangon Kataf, Igabi and Zaria local government areas of the state.
According Aruwan, three people were killed when bandits barricaded the Buruku-Udawa section of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road in Chikun LGA.
The victims were identified as Umma Ibro Kontagora, Abdullahi Noma Kontagora and One male adult, yet to be identified
One person, identified as Jamilu Kafinta Udawa, sustained gunshot injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital, Aruwan said.
In the Yola-Kadi general area also of Chikun LGA, bandits were said to have killed one Danjuma Maiungwa and left another resident injured.
Bandits, according to the commissioner, also killed two people in Sako village, Zangon Kataf LGA. The victims were identified as Samson Maza and David Garba, while in Zangon Kataf LGA, two corpses were discovered by a patrol team in the Kurfi-Magamiya general area.
The corpses were identified as the remains of Nehemiah Abba and Samuel Gwazah.
In Zaria LGA, one Alhaji Habibu was shot dead by bandits in Saye village.
Aruwan qouted the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai as expressing sadness at these reports and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed in the attacks while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Governor also conveyed his deepest sympathies to the victims’ families and called on security forces to intensify operations against criminal elements across the state.