…killing stirs up tension in Jemaa LG
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Again bandits have killed three more persons across three local government areas of Kaduna state, according to statement by the State Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Mr Samuel Aruwan.
Aruwan, in the release on Friday said Security agencies reported that armed bandits invaded Zangon Aya town in Igabi local government area and killed two residents.Falalu Dari and Sabiu Idris respectively.
According to the report, the bandits also attacked Rugar Delu, a settlement on the fringes of the town and rustled about 30 cows belonging to one Delu Bafilata who is a herder.
“Delu sustained gunshot injuries to the chest and is receiving treatment in hospital”, it stated.
In another reported incident, armed bandits invaded Ungwan Murtala, Yakawada in Giwa local government area, and shot one Inusa Ibrahim dead.
Three other residents who sustained injuries and are now receiving treatment, includes
Mustapha Ya’u, Bilyaminu Saidu and Bilyaminu Abubakar.
In Godogodo village of Jema’a local government area, armed bandits attempted to attack a police outpost but were effectively repelled by the personnel.
“However one Ayuba Madugu was killed by the gunmen.
“The incident threatened to bring about an escalation of ethno-religious tensions in the area. However Security operatives moved swiftly to douse the tension, and brought the situation under control. Calm has returned to the area.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the reports and commiserated with the families of the deceased, while praying for the repose of their souls. He wished those injured in the attack a speedy recovery.
“The Governor further commended security agencies and community leaders for de-escalating the tension that arose in Godogodo town, which resulted in erecting of barricades on the Gidanwaya-Godogodo-Jagindi road, causing motorists to retreat in panic.
“The Governor appealed to the residents of Godogodo to work together and not perceive criminality from an ethno-religious standpoint. He urged them instead to cooperate with security agencies and other stakeholders to tackle criminals.