Kaduna State is in the news again, and as usual, for the wrong reasons. Terrorists went on rampage on Friday and killed thirteen residents in Gora Gan Village of Zangon Kataf, Kizachi Village of Kauru and Chikun Local Government Areas. Reports also confirmed that seven people were injured in the attacks.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna said the report came to the Kaduna State Government from the Military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).
According to the report, armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. Irmiya Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.
In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru LGA, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured.
Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt. Also read: Army denies claims that many soldiers died as bandits stormed military base Those killed are listed as: – Esther Bulus – Maria Bulus (one-year-old daughter of Esther) – Lami Bulus – Aliyu Bulus – Monday Joseph – Geje Abuba – Wakili Filibus – Yakubu Ali. – Dije Waziri – Joseph Ibrahim The injured are: – Cecilia Aku – Yakubu Idi – Godiya Saleh – Moses Adamu.
The injured are receiving treatment in the hospital. Furthermore, Masaka village in Chikun local government was attacked.
One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured.
Troops mobilized to the location to eventually repel the attack. Similarly, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens a quick recovery.