The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs has confirmed the killing of seven people by armed bandits who invaded Galadimawa Market, in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State on Wednesday evening. The bandits also burnt 330 bags of maize that were freshly loaded unto a trailer
330 bags of maize were also burnt into ashes by the bandits.
According to Samuel Aruwan, two of the dead were two vigilantes – Yosuf Magaji Iyatawa and Dabo Bafillace. Others victims include Danjuma Halad, Shuaibu Isyaku, Isyaku Adamu, Shehu Dalhatu and Musa Haruna Kerawa
A commercial trailer driver, one Alhaji Yusuf Tumburku who had just loaded 330 bags of maize belonging to a trader, Alhaji Hamza Ungwan Lalle Giwa, also had his vehicle and the grains burnt to ashes.
One other car was also burnt by the armed bandits.
However, Aruwan noted that security agencies comprising the police and troops gave the armed bandits a hot pursuit while they escaped out of the general area.
He added that the ground troops are still carrying out clearance operations in the Galadimawa and Kidandan general areas.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and commended the military and police for neutralizing some of the armed bandits.
The Governor charged locals in the Galadimawa and Kidandan general areas of Giwa local government to continue to volunteer useful information to the government and security agencies.