Terrorists Storm Kaduna, Kill 18, Raze Houses, Rustle Cattle
About 18 persons were killed by gunmen in separate terrorist attacks in Igabi and Chikun local councils of Kaduna State.
State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed this on Wednesday, saying the victims of the attack were soft targets.
He said several bandits moving in clusters were engaged and naturalised by security operatives in the state.
According to him, Anaba village in Igabi was attacked and seven residents; Ali Musa, Isa Sharehu, Tijjani Isa, Auwalu Shehu, Hashim Abdullahi, Hassan Saidu and Umar Rilwanu, were killed.
He also stated that many of the houses in the community were razed, along with storehouses and barns, while about 20 cows were rustled and a number of poultry slaughtered and carted away.
He also revealed that Barinje village in Chikun was attacked, with eight persons killed.
He gave the names of the victims as Sunday Gwamna, Lawal Jizo, Salha Barau, Sabo Barau, Umaru Barau, Muhammadu Azumi, Zailani Dogara and Jikan Gambo.
According to him: “Some residents were abducted and cattle rustled during the attack. An unspecified number of injured victims are receiving treatment in hospital.
“The attacks on these soft targets at Anaba and Barinje followed the killing of several armed bandits by air operations.”
He explained that “The crew observed houses on fire and locals migrating to nearby settlements. Some motorbikes were observed with suspicious movements underneath some trees and probing shots were fired at these. Herds of cattle were spotted with bandits in Malul Forest and were engaged accordingly.
“Also, air platforms conducted armed reconnaissance over Kawuri, Chikun, Godani, Kusasu, Godani Station, Kwafe, Kuduru, Irina, Chikwale, Kudame, Kwakwau, Beni, Akilbu, Polewire, Rijana, Rugu, Olam farms and adjoining areas.”
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