Bandits have attacked Katarma village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing five people and injuring one during the operation.
The Kaduna State Government confirmed the attack following security reports received by the state government.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who made the confirmation in a statement on Sunday, said the deceased are Samson Danladi, Luka Gajere, Amos Ali, Titus Baba and Damali Musa.
According to him, the injured victim was receiving treatment in a neighbouring state.
The statement also reported a clash between some youths in Atuku village, Jema’a LGA.
“In another incident, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven reported a clash between some youths in Atuku village, Jema’a LGA.
“During the clash, one Afiniki Thomas was attacked by two youths, and sustained a deep gash to the forehead.
“One of the assailants, Sani Safiyanu, was arrested for profiling and Investigation.
The injured victim was rushed to hospital for treatment,” the statement added.
The commissioner added that troops of Operation Safe Haven while on patrol discovered the decomposing corpse of one Paul Simon, a resident of Yagbak village in Zangon Kataf LGA.
According to him, the deceased was reported missing on March 24, 2021.
Receiving the reports, Governor Nasir El-Rufai prayed for the repose of those slain, and sent condolences to their families, while wishing the injured a quick recovery.
The Governor also tasked security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the clash in Atulu village in Jema’a local government area.
The statement noted that investigations into the incident are in progress.