Some bandits in separate attacks have invaded communities in two local government areas of Birnin Gwari and Giwa of Kaduna State, killing nine persons.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attacks on Thursday but didn’t state when the incidents occurred.
Aruwan said security reports stated that the heavily-armed bandits barricaded the Dogon Dawa-Kuyello Road, after Ungwan Gajere village in Birnin Gwari LGA and shot six persons dead.
The commissioner gave the names of those killed as Nura Rufai, Sanusi Gajere, Yakubu Labbo, Usman Dangiwa, Alhaji Abdulhamid, Janaidu Tsalhatu.
He added that at Ungwan Maje in Birnin Gwari LGA, the bandits killed two persons – Haruna Dotu and Hamisu Mohammad.
He also said one Nasiru Rufai was killed by bandits at Kwama village in Giwa LGA.
He said, “Governor Nasiru El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain, while sending condolences to their families.”