At least ten people have been killed by bandits during an attack and counter-attacks at two villages in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the gunmen invaded Na’ikko village in Giwa local government and engaged the community volunteers in a gun duel, which led to the death of three residents of the community.
Aruwan explained that in a reaction to the killings, youths of Na’ikko village attacked a nearby Fulani settlement, Rugan Abdulmuminu and killed two persons whom they alleged were involved in the initial attack.
In another incident, armed bandits invaded Dakyauro village of Sabon Birni in Igabi LGA and killed four persons after rustling about 25 cows.
Similarly, a community leader, Dauda Adamu was killed by bandits at Ungwan Ayaba in Chikun local government area.
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed sadness over the attacks that led to the death of residents.
The governor while condoling with the families of all who lost their lives in the attacks, appealed to the residents to embrace recourse to the law and avoid killings and reprisal actions that would prove utterly detrimental to peace in the area.