Five persons have been killed by bandits in Kaduna state.
Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the killings happened across Igabi, Chikun, and Giwa local government areas of the state.
Aruwan said Hauwwa Umaru, an 80-year-old woman in Sharu village, was killed in Igabi when bandits invaded her village and raided several homes.
He said Umaru was “hit by a bullet and died instantly” amid sporadic shooting by the gunmen.
“In another incident, unknown gunmen killed one Samaila Yohanna, the Ward Head of Konti, in Chikun local government area,” he said.
“Also in Chikun local government area, bandits killed two locals, Alhaji Sani and Malam Rabiu, at Dande.
“In Giwa local government area, armed bandits barricaded the road between Fatika and Kidandan and opened fire on commuters plying the road. One unidentified woman was killed, and three other persons were injured in the attack.”
The commissioner said Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed for the repose of their souls.
“He also prayed for speedy recovery for the injured. The Governor also implored security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the disturbing incidents,” he said.
In August, 2020, Amnesty International (AI) said bandits killed at least 1,126 villagers across Nigeria.