Armed Bandits have attacked villages in three Local Government Areas of Kaduna State killing eight people including a community leader and rustling 39 cows.
The affected LGAs include Giwa, Igabi and Chikun; three of Kaduna’s five local government areas where activities of bandits continue to pose great concern.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan while confirming the attacks in a statement issued on Friday said security agencies had reported that the attack in Giwa happened at Na’ikko village.
The report said in a reaction to the attack in Na’ikko village, youths had attacked a nearby Fulani settlement called Rugan Abdulmuminu and killed two persons whom they alleged were involved in the initial attack.
He said the attack at Igabi took place at Dakyauro village in Sabon Birni, where four persons lost their lives and about 25 cows were rustled.
According to him: “Two persons were injured in the attack in Igabi while a community leader, Dauda Adamu, was killed by bandits at Ungwan Ayaba in Chikun LGA.”
The commissioner further added that the armed bandits also invaded farmlands on the outskirts of Gigani village of Kerawa in Igabi LGA and rustled about 14 bulls being used by farmers to plough their land.
He said receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai sent condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives in the attacks, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.
He said the governor noted with deep concern the incidents in Na’ikko village in Giwa LGA, and appealed to residents to embrace recourse to law.
Aruwan Governor El-Rufai assured farmers in the Giwa, Igabi, Birnin Gwari, Kajuru and Chikun LGAs of the Government’s awareness of their plight, and is taking active steps towards ensuring that they would continue to pursue their livelihoods in safety.