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Bandits kill two as troops rescue three commuters in Kaduna

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Security agencies have said that two persons were killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru Council, Kaduna State, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, reported at the weekend.

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Aruwan quoted the security operatives as saying that bandits invaded the village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra.

In another development, the commissioner said Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) rescued three travellers from bandits along the Gidan Waya–Godogodo road in Jema’a local council.

HOWEVER, the Kaduna police command had commenced investigation on the gruesome murder of Capt. Abdulkarim Na’Allah, the eldest son of Senator Bala Na’Allah.

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Bandits killed the pilot in his Malali residence of Kaduna, yesterday.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammed Jalige, told The Guardian: “Our men have visited the home of the son of Senator Na’Allah where he was killed. We cannot ascertain if the people who committed the murder are bandits or not. Investigation will reveal it. One thing is clear, one of his vehicles was taken away by the assailants.”

IN another development, the Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has condemned the mass killing of Christians and Plateau State citizens by bandits in Jos North Local Council.

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National Chairman of YOWICAN, Amb. Belusochukwu Enwere, who stated this in Abuja, yesterday, lamented that Nigeria was sliding into anarchy while banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism spread like wildfire.

He said: “I condemn the gruesome killing of over 35 Plateau citizens, especially Christians, on August 15, 2021 in a midnight attack where houses and churches were burnt, including a primary school in Kunga of Zangam. This is not acceptable to Nigerians, no matter their religion and ethnicity.

“Where are our leaders? The labour of our hero’s past is beginning to be in vain.”

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ALSO, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has said that the violence, bloodshed, and gruesome attacks in parts of the country are a terrible embarrassment to the nation and a tragic contradiction to the tenets of both Christianity and Islam.

He warned that the world is watching Nigeria with great bewilderment, describing the reprehensible killings and related crimes, no matter the perceived grievances, as a call on the government to act proactively and definitively.

In homily yesterday at St Augustine’s Pastoral Area, Waru, in Abuja, Kaigama noted that there was so much religiosity among Christians and Muslims, but little piety.

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National Vice Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Isa El-Buba, has declared that unless President Muhammadu Buhari takes decisive action against killer herdsmen and exposes those behind heinous crimes across the nation, the raging insecurity may cripple the nation.

Speaking with newsmen yesterday, El-Buba, who is also the General overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI) alleged that the Presidency knew those behind the crisis in the country and should summon the courage to fish them out and take decisive action.

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