From Aminu Dalhatu (Kaduna)

Armed bandits have killed thirteen people and seven others injured, in a series of attacks across communities in Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna State.

A statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Mr Samuel Aruwan says the armed bandits attacked one Irmiya Godwin and his brother as they returned from their farm in Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA, Godwin was killed, while his brother escaped.

In another incident, armed bandits attacked Kizachi village of Kauru Local government area, and killed ten persons, leaving four others injured.

According to the statement, Fifty-six houses and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns also raided and burnt.

It says the injured persons are receiving treatment in hospital.

Similarly, bandits also attacked Masaka village in Chikun local government, One Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured.

“Troops mobilized to the location to eventually repel the attack” he said.

Furthermore, armed bandits killed one Zakka Pada in Kurmin Kaduna of Chikun local government area, and left one Pada Dalle injured.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain, while sending condolences to their families while wishing the injured citizens quick recovery.