Armed Bandits Kill Four, Burn Property And Rustle Cattle In Igabi Local Government Area
- One person killed in Giwa LGA
Two killed and one injured killed in Chikun LGA
Security agencies have reported that seven people have been killed, and several more injured, with properties destroyed and cattle rustled in a series of separate attacks occurring in Igabi, Giwa, and Chikun local government areas.
In the first incident, armed bandits stormed Gangi village, Igabi local government, shooting sporadically in what seemed to be a cattle rustling operation. In the process, four residents were killed, listed as:
Two others sustained gunshot injuries and are receiving treatment in the hospital. They are Ibrahim Jibrin and Abdulhamid Suleiman.
In the course of the raid, the bandits razed three houses belonging to Mohammad Jibril, Salisu Ya’u and Idris Muhammad. 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.
Similarly, at Kuriga in Chikun local government area, armed bandits killed two people along the Buruku road linking with Birnin Gwari local government area. The victims were identified as Ibrahim Yahu Birnin Gwari and Haruna Usman. Another victim, Mansur Dada, sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in hospital.
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.