Four persons have been killed, while many others were injured during an attack by bandits in two local governments of Igabi and Jema’a in Kaduna State.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in the state, Samuel Aruwan, noted that three citizens were killed by armed bandits in Ungwan Lalle village, Igabi Local Government Area.
Aruwan in a statement released on Tuesday said the development was confirmed in a report to the state security agencies.
He added that the attack happened in the early hours of Monday.
The Commissioner, however, stated that reports had it that the bandits initially attempted to barricade the Kwanar Tsintsiya road, along the Kaduna-Zaria highway but were repelled by troops and vigilante patrols.
He gave the names of those killed as Dayyabu Yarima, Dalhatu Ashiru, and Suleiman Samatu.
Aruwan also noted that troops of Operation Safe Haven reported that gunmen attacked Niima Clinic in Golgofa village, Jema’a Local Government Area, late Monday night where a staff of the clinic was killed and three other sustained gunshot injuries.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed while sending condolences to their families. He also wished the injured a speedy recovery,” he added.
Farin Ruwa village in Dankurmi District, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State is currently under attack by armed bandits.
It was gathered that the armed bandits stormed the village on Tuesday evening, shooting sporadically.