Bandits kill 9 in Kaduna

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed nine in Birnin Gwari and Giwa Local Government Areas in Kaduna State.

A statement issued recently by the  state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Hon Samuel Aruwan, stated that the bandits barricaded Dogon Dawa-Kuyello road, after Ungwan Gajere village of Birnin Gwari LGA, and shot six people dead.

“They were identified as: Nura Rufai, Sanusi Gajere, Yakubu Labbo, Usman Dangiwa, Alhaji Abdulhamid and Janaidu Tsalhatu.

“Similarly, at Ungwan Maje, also of Birnin Gwari LGA, armed bandits shot and killed two persons, identified as: Haruna Dotu and Hamisu Mohammad,” the statement said.

The statement further said that the  bandits also attacked Kwama village in Giwa LGA and killed one Nasiru Rufai, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him.

It concluded that the Governor of the state, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai expressed  sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those slain, while sending condolences to their families.

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