The Kaduna State Government said on Sunday that five persons including a ward head have been killed by bandits during separate attacks in Igabi and Chikun local government areas of the state.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs while disclosing this in a statement revealed that One of the victims, an 80-year-old woman was killed in Sharu village, Igabi local government area.
“As they shot sporadically, Hauwa Umaru, 80, was hit by a bullet and died instantly.
“In another incident, gunmen killed the Ward Head of Konti in Chikun LGA.
“Also in Chikun LGA, bandits killed two locals at Dande.
“In Giwa LGA, bandits barricaded the road between Fatika and Kidandan and opened fire on commuters plying the road.
“Also one unidentified woman was killed, and three other persons were injured in the attack,” the commissioner said.
Mr, Aruwan said Gov. Nasir el-Rufai, who expressed sadness over the attacks, had condoled with the families of the deceased and prayed for the speedy recovery of persons injured in the attacks.
He said the governor also urged security agencies to ensure diligent investigation into what he described as disturbing incidents.