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Gunmen kill eight, injure four in Kaduna


Gunmen have invaded Chikun, Giwa, and Kajuru local councils in Kaduna, killing eight people and injuring four.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said yesterday that the reports were made available by security operatives to the Kaduna State Government.


He said: “At Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun Local Council, armed bandits shot at a vehicle, which somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured.

Those who lost their lives in the crash were listed as Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu.”

Those injured included Zainab Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani, and Ushe Sani.


According to Aruwan, in another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu in Kajuru Local Council and killed one Amos Yari.

“Further, armed bandits invaded Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa Local Council, and shot dead one Alhaji Sule, a businessman in the area, after he resisted attempts to kidnap him.

“Governor Nasir el-Rufai received the reports with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain while sending condolences to their families. He also wished the injured speedy recovery.”


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