Gunmen have killed seven people and injured many in series of attacks in Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Thursday.
According to him, the armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation and killed four residents.
Those killed were Wada Sulaiman, Amiru Saidu, Yusha’u Mohammadu and Osama Abdulwahab, the state Commissioner Internal Security and Homes Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement issued on Thursday.
He said the two other persons that sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital are Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman.
He further added that during the raid, the bandits also razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibril, Salisu Ya’u and Idris Muhammad.
He said a pick-up truck belonging to one Umaru Saleh was also burnt.
“In all, 20 cows belonging to two residents of the village were rustled and herded away by the bandits. In another incident, armed bandits attacked Marke village in Giwa local government area and killed one Rabiu Haruna,” he said.
At Kuriga in Chikun local government area, armed bandits killed two people along Buruku road linking Birnin Gwari local government area.
The victims were identified as Ibrahim Yahu Birnin Gwari and Haruna Usman.
He said another victim, Mansur Dada, sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.
Mr Aruwan said the state Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent his condolences to the families of those killed, while praying for the repose of their souls.
He also wished the injured citizens a quick recovery.