At least nine persons have been killed in separate attacks by bandits in four local government areas of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, in a statement, confirmed the attacks and the casualty figure.
Aruwan said the attacked local government areas are Chikun, Igabi, Zaria, and Zango Kataf.
According to him, “Three people were killed while another person sustained gunshot injuries when bandits barricaded the Buruku-Udawa section of the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA).
“One man was killed by bandits in the Yola-Kadi general area, also in Chikun LGA, while another resident was injured in the attack.
“Similarly, bandits killed two people in Sako village in Zangon Kataf LGA, while a security patrol team discovered two corpses in the Kurfi-Magamiya general area of the local government.
“In Zaria, one person lost his life after bandits attacked Saye village within the local government, bringing the total number of those killed to nine.”
In the meantime, Governor Nasir El-Rufai condemned the attacks and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed by the armed men.
The Governor also wished the injured ones a speedy recovery. He called on security forces to intensify operations against criminal elements across the state.