No fewer than nine people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be armed Bandits in Kaduna state.
It was gathered that five others were critically injured in the attacks lunched on communities in Zaria and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The attack led to the killing of two Bandits who were retreating to the forest by security operaatives.
The development was confirmed in a statement released by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
He said that the security forces reported the incidents to the state government.
“The security forces have reported to the Kaduna State Government that nine citizens have been killed, with five injured and hundreds of animals rustled by bandits during three attacks across Igabi and Zaria local government areas.
“According to the first report, bandits attacked Kudu da Gari settlement in Sabon Birni, Igabi LGA and killed seven residents, listed as: Dahiru Bilya, Jibrin Bilya, Dayyabu Adamu, Bashir Habibu Jabir Shuaibu, Buhari Habibu and Abubakar Habibu”.
In another incident, bandits invaded a herders’ settlement called Ruggar Goshe, on the outskirts of Kangimin Sarki village, Rigachikun in Igabi LGA killing one person and also rustling about 250 goats and sheep from the settlement.
They were said to have attacked another herders’ settlement at Filin Idin Barebare in Zaria Local Government where they killed one resident and injured one other person. The bandits also rustled an unspecified number of cattle from the settlement.