Four Christian Southern Kaduna residents were again killed by armed bandits on Monday at Wawan Rafi II village, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State.
The victims were a father, identified as Joshua Dauda, his seven-year old son, Philip Dauda, another victim identified as Francis Ayuba and a todler identified as Florence Dennis.
Reports also indicate that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack with eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition recovered at the scene of the attack.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has confirmed the attack, saying the corpses of the father and his son have been retrieved.
The attack was confirmed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.
“Security agencies have reported that armed bandits this morning attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf local government area.
“According to the report, two persons were killed in the attack, identified as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son Philip Dauda. Also, seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack,” a statement reads.
Similarly, armed bandits stormed a sugarcane farm on the outskirts of Iyatawa in Giwa LGA, leaving One Isah Haruna, a resident of the area, dead.
Meanwhile, security agencies also reported that a gang of armed bandits was repelled at Rugan Bello, a settlement located along the Kajuru-Buda road in Kajuru LGA.
According to the report, the bandits invaded the village in the early hours of today in an attempt to kidnap locals but were intercepted and resisted by community vigilante members.
“As the bandits retreated shooting sporadically, one of their members was hit by a gunshot and died instantly,” Aruwan stated.