..Killed 10, burnt 10 houses, 2 Motorcycle, 50 ginger bags, others in S/Kaduna
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Again bandits have strucks in communities in volatile local government areas of Southern kaduna, killing ten people and burnt down 10 houses, barely two weeks after 107 herdsmen returned to the area from south west.
A statement issued by internal security and Home affairs commissioner Mr Samuel on Monday 1st match 2021, also stated that 2 motorcycle and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze by the bandits.
According to Aruwan, the military and other security agencies reported that those killied were citizens in Zangon Kataf and Chikun local government areas of the state.
The statement averred that “In Zangon Kataf, Kurmin Gandu village was attacked by armed bandits, where five persons were killed.
“In addition, 10 houses, two motorcycles and 50 bags of ginger were set ablaze.
“Some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area”, it stated.
Some survivors of the attacks are recuperating in hospital, Aruwan stated, adding that “Meanwhile, search and rescue operations are in progress, and information arising from this will be communicated to the public.
It further staress that it took the military hours to contain what would have resulted in further violence in the general area of the local government.
“Similarly, security agencies reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan village in Chikun local government area and killed four persons”, according to the statement.
Those killed in Zango Kataf are Ishaya Aboi, Regina Ishaya,
Goodluck Dauda, Joseph Adamu and Hassan Joseph.
Also those killed in chikun LG includes Ashahabu Abubakar,
Ado Rilwanu, Sabo Iliya,
and Mannaseh Matthias Danjuma respectively.
The statement further stated that as of the time of compiling update, troops of Operation Thunder Strike were combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan area, following reports that several bandits sustained bullet wounds.
In another incident, bandits attacked Ungwan Turai, also in Chikun local government area, and killed one Ayuba Waziri.
Receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the attacks, and sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls, while he also wished those injured a quick recovery. End