Nigerian Troops Kill Two Bandits In Kaduna LGA

Nigerian security operatives deployed to Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have killed two notorious bandits who have been terrorising residents of the area.

Africa Today News, New York reports that the killing of the two bandits comes on the backdrop of the killing of several people in Kerawa and Sabon Birnin villages in Igabi and Zaria local government areas by the bandits.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Kaduna, disclosed that the bandits were neutralised around the outskirts of Tumbau village in  Kerawa of  Igabi LGA.

According to him, troops intercepted the gunmen while they were retreating to the Malul forest and recovered an AK-47 rifle from them.

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Aruwan said the bandits attacked Kudu da Gari settlement in Sabon Birni, Igabi LGA and killed seven residents while four others were left critically injured.

Meanwhile, in another related development, bandits invaded a herders’ settlement called Ruggar Goshe, on the outskirts of Kangimin Sarki village, Rigachikun in Igabi LGA killing one person and also rustling about 250 goats and sheep from the settlement.

The gunmen were said to have attacked another herders’ settlement at Filin Idin Barebare in Zaria Local Government where they reportedly killed one resident and injured one other person.  The bandits also rustled an unspecified number of cattle from the settlement according to eyewitnesses who spoke to reporters.

In his reaction to the incident, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the killings and prayed for the repose of the souls of the citizens who lost their lives in the various attacks.

He also commended the troops for their alertness and swift response during the engagement which saw two bandits neutralized.



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