-16 motorcycles also burnt
By Achadu Gabriel
Thirteen people have been reportedly killed and seven others injured, in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State, as bandits declared war on the people.
This was reported to the Kaduna State Government by the Military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). According to the statement issued Friday by Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Mr Samuel Aruwan.
According to the report, armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.
In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured. Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were burnt, with several barns also raided and burnt.
Those killed include: Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther, Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali.,Dije Waziri
and Joseph Ibrahim respectively.
While the injured are Cecilia Aku, Yakubu Idi, Godiya Saleh and Moses Adamu who are already receiving treatment in hospital, according to thes state security update: of Friday 19th March 2021.
Furthermore, Masaka village in Chikun local government was also attacked. “One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured. Troops mobilized to the location repel the attackers.
Similarly, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured, the statement added.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens quick recovery.