KADUNA, Nigeria – Security agencies have confirmed the killing of four citizens in isolated locations of Giwa, Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
A statement by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that at Baranje village near Buruku in Chikun Local Government Area, two persons, Dogara Yahaya, the Ward Head of Baranje village and Reuben Adamu were killed.
According to the statement, at Ungwan Sada in Giwa Local Government, armed bandits killed one Ibrahim Salisu after an attempt to kidnap him.
It similarly said that Abdullahi Saleh, a herder, was killed by armed bandits along the Kangimi axis, on the Kaduna-Jos Road in Igabi local government area.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai, according to the statement noted these reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the slain citizens, while praying for the repose of their souls.
He also tasked security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the incidents.
It explained that intensified ground and air patrols are set to be sustained in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas, linking up to Niger State.