Seven persons including a Catholic lector have been killed by bandits in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.
These tragic incidents were confirmed in a statement released by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Sunday February 28.
Aruwan said bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in Igabi and killed two residents identified as Ibrahim Rabi’u and Abdulrahman Mohammad.
One person, Kamal Murtala, sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby facility.
In a similar development, bandits killed two locals identified as Alhaji Ibrahim Iro and Muhammadu Rabiu in Rago village also of Igabi local government area.
In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area and killed three residents identified as Michael Shadari, Danlami Shaban and a Catholic lector, Clement Aura Bili.
He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the incidents and condoled the families of those killed in both attacks, while offering prayers for the repose of their souls. He also wished the injured victim from Kajinjiri village a quick recovery.