Another 10 residents have been killed, and 4 others injured, in separate attacks by armed bandits, in Kajuru, Chikun, and Kachia Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, on Tuesday.
The 3 Local Government Areas which share a common boundary with each other, came under attack on the same day.
Confirming the incidents, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that the armed bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road, around Kadanye village, in Kajuru Local Government Area, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood.
He stated that 5 persons were killed in the attack, while 3 others sustained gunshot injuries.
Similarly, in Kachia Local Government, armed bandits invaded a Herders settlement in Inlowo village, and killed one Ibrahim Alhaji Haruna, before carting away 180 cows belonging to the victim.
Bandits also attacked Akilbu village, within Kachia Local Government, and during the operation, shot at 2 people who were inside a vehicle. One of them later died in the hospital, while the other one is still receiving treatment.
2 people were also killed in another attack by bandits around Ungwan Yako village, in Chikun Local Government Area.
According to Security reports, the bandits attacked the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, around the general area, and opened fire on a moving vehicle.
2 people were hit, one of them lost his life, the other person sustained injuries, and is receiving medical attention.
In another incident, Police Operatives on a routine patrol foiled an attack by bandits along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road, in the Buruku area of Chikun Local Government.
The Operatives were said to have rushed to the scene of the attack, and engaged the bandits in a gun battle, who then retreated, thereby enabling the rescue of the 2 victims, Fahad Lawal and Usman Shehu.
The 2 rescued persons have been taken to the Hospital for treatment.
The Commissioner and Security Operatives are presently conducting operations at identified locations in the general area, with a view to arresting the bandits.
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