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In what has become a daily occurrence in the country, some criminal elements have once again gone on rampage in Kaduna state, kidnapping and killing innocent Nigerians.
The gun-wielding bandits, in separate attacks, invaded three local government areas – Igabi, Zaria, and Giwa – in the state on Sunday, January 17.
They killed four persons, including a professor’s son, two vigilante members, and one other.
The Kaduna government confirmed the attack on three LGAs. Photo: @elrufai
Punch Newspaper reports that the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack.
He was reported to have released the name of one of the victims. He said Lawali Abdulhameed was shot in an attempt to escape.
How troops mercilessly dealt with armed bandits who tried to attack northern villageGoing further, Aruwan said the criminals who also invaded Zaria LGA kidnapped the Wazirin Wusasa, Prof. Aliyu Mohammed, from his residence while his son, Abdulaziz Aliyu, was killed during the raid.
The professor’s nephew, Abba Kabiru, was also shot and injured.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that soldiers of the Nigerian Army launched attacks on unrepentant bandits in various locations in Zamfara state, killing no fewer than 35 of them.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the coordinator, Defence Media Operations made the disclosure in a statement released and shared on the Facebook page of Defence Headquarters Nigeria.
Eneche speaking on military operations said troops of Forward Operating Base Kekuwuje during a counter-attack on Sunday, January 17, neutralised 30 armed bandits. The soldiers recovered 24 cows and an unspecified number of sheep.
In another report, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu gave herdsmen 7 days ultimatum to quit all forest reserves in Ondo state.