Again, bandits invade Kaduna communities, kill 23 residents


Published February 10, 2021

Godwin Isenyo , Kaduna
Some bandits have reportedly raided five local government areas of Kaduna State , killing 23 persons and injuring scores of residents .
The attacked areas are Birnin Gwari , Giwa , Chikun , Igabi and Kauru .
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan , on Tuesday , said in Birnin Gwari LG, 10 persons were killed by the bandits in an attack on Ungwan Gajere , Kutemeshi ward .
The commissioner gave the names of those killed as Abdu Hasan , Sufyanu Musa, Faisal Zubairu, Abdullahi Hasan , Ali Abdu, Rabiu Aliyu, Zubairu Yau , Bukar Yusuf, Mamman Ibrahim and Dankande Musa.
The commissioner also said in the Igabi area , bandits shot dead one Dayyabu Yahuza between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai villages , near Gidan Kurmi village .
He added , “ In Giwa Local Government Area , armed bandits invaded Janbaba village and one Yakubu Sule was shot dead .
“ In Kishisho village , Kauru LGA , gunmen suspected to be from a neighboring state killed five persons, identified as Danlami Sunday , Abbas Abou , Sati Yakubu, Shaba John and John Francis .
“ In Chikun LGA, five citizens were killed by bandits in Gwagwada – Kasaya village in Kunai ward . They are Habila Ibrahim , Samaila Audu , John Musa , Birnin Aboki and Ali Aboki .
“ Similarly , in Agwa , Chikun LGA, one Bitrus Joseph was shot dead in an attack by the bandits .
“ Also, in Chikun LGA , one bandit was killed near Bugai, when members of the community repelled an attack . ”
The commissioner also said scores of bandits were neutralised in air missions across Birnin Gwari , Giwa , Igabi , Kachia and Chikun LGAs .
“ Nearly a dozen bandits with herds of cattle were sighted at Rugu , fleeing from the fighter jet . They were engaged and neutralised. Other locations covered were reported as calm .”

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