The Kaduna State government has stated that bandits carried out attacks in five local government areas in the state, where scores of people lost their lives.
The affected local government areas are identified as; Igabi, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Sanga.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed in a statement that the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, was as usual "sad about the incident."
He prayed for the repose of the souls of dead victims while extending condolences to their families.
“Going further, the governor commiserated with communities across Igabi, Chikun, Giwa, Birnin Gwari and Sanga LGAs, in which several residents were reported to have lost their lives following attacks by bandits,” Aruwan said.
“The communities included, Sabon Yelwa and Ungwan Alhassa in Igabi LGA, Kasarami and Ungwan Yashi in Chikun LGA, Kwama in Giwa LGA, Ungwan Bare Bare and Chiki da Palo in Birnin Gwari LGA and Sabon Zawan in Sanga LGA,” he added.
It was learnt that two people were killed in separate attacks by armed bandits in the Giwa Local Government Area of the state.
“The bandits invaded a herder’s settlement Rugan Mati, and killed, one Shuaibu Mati.
“Furthermore, bandits invaded Tudun Amada Wazata in Kadage and killed one Samaila Mai Yankan Katako in his residence.
“Precise situation reports are still being compiled on these incidences.
“Meanwhile, security agencies continue to work in the general areas,” the statement noted.