Unknown armed men suspected to be bandits have reportedly claimed the lives of three people during an attack which occurred along Kaduna-Zaria highway in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
They bandits were said to have attacked Dunki village near the highway on Monday morning, shooting sporadically and killing two residents of the area.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who confirmed the incident said that the bandits were sighted by troops of the 4Demo Battalion of the Nigerian Army, moving towards the highway from Sharu village in the Kerawa area.
Aruwan said the troops acted on credible intelligence on the bandits’ movement, laid an ambush and intercepted them at Lambar Zango and Hawan Kwaranza villages where they engaged in a gunfight, leading to several casualties.
The bandits who reportedly retreated hastily, attacked Dunki village where they killed two residents and also killed an unidentified male traveler. They also raided Mashashiya and Farguza villages, where they stole some livestock and other valuables.