By Ismail Auwal
Armed bandits have killed eight and injured four others in separate attacks across three local government areas in Kaduna State.
According to a report by the state security agencies, the affected local governments are Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru.
The attacks were carried out at Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun Local Government Area where bandits shot at a vehicle, which somersaulted, leading to the death of six persons, and leaving four others injured.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the attacks in a statement issued on Wednesday, said, “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.”
Aruwan added that in another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu in Kajuru LGA, killing one Amos Yari.
“Also, armed bandits 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,” he said.