About eight lives were lost and four injured by armed bandits in separate attacks in communities across Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 31, said armed bandits opened fire at a vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun local government area, which then somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured.
Those who lost their lives in the crash are Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu. The injured are, Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani.
In a similar incident, bandits attacked residents at Iburu in Kajuru LGA, and killed one Amos Yari.
In addition to that, armed bandits also invaded Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa LGA, and shot dead one Alhaji Sule, a business man in the area, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him.
Aruwan said Governor Nasiru El-Rufai got the news with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain, while sending condolences to their families. He also wished the injured a speedy recovery.