Five people were killed, and one injured, during an attack by bandits in Igabi and Zangon Kataf Local Government areas of Kaduna State.
The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, January 2, said bandits attacked Kerawa village, shooting sporadically, and killed four residents.
The victims have been identified as Lado Shuaibu, Usman Haruna, Ayuba Muntari, and Jafar Abdullahi.
“One Mallam Mamuda was left injured, as the bandits carted away some motorcycles and supplies from the community,” he stated.
In another incident, armed bandits attacked commuters along the Ungwan Rimi-Afana road in Zangon Kataf LGA. One Joshua Kawu sustained gunshot wounds to the chest, and was rushed to hospital, where he was unfortunately confirmed dead.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the reports with deep sadness, and conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the citizens who were killed in the attacks across the two local government areas,” Aruwan added.
He wished the injured person a speedy recovery as he commiserated with the attacked communities.
The commissioner said security agencies have sustained and intensified patrols in both general areas.