Suspected terrorists have killed about 23 persons in five local government areas in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, the state government said.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said on Tuesday that the affected local government areas were Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kauru.
In a security update, he made available to journalists, Aruwan stated that 10 persons were killed in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area when armed men attacked Ungwan Gajere, Kutemeshi ward. He gave their name as Abdu Hasan, Sufyanu Musa, Faisal Zubairu, Abdullahi Hasan,
Ali Abdu, Rabiu Aliyu, Zubairu Yau, Bukar Yusuf, Mamman Ibrahim and Dankande Musa.
Aruwan added that three persons, namely, Baushi Alu, Rabe Sani and Usama Sani, were injured in the attack.
In Igabi LGA, according to the update, bandits shot dead one Dayyabu Yahuza between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai villages, near Gidan Kurmi.
In Giwa Local Government Area, the commissioner disclosed that the suspected terrorists invaded Janbaba village, killing one Yakubu Sule. Another set of armed men suspected to be from a neighbouring state killed five persons at Kishisho village, Kauru Local Government Area.
He listed the victims as Danlami Sunday, Abbas Abou, Sati Yakubu, Shaba John and John Francis.
In Chikun Local Government Area, Aruwan said in the security update that five persons were killed at Gwagwada-Kasanya village in Kunai ward. The victims were Habila Ibrahim, Samaila Audu, John Musa, Birnin Aboki and Ali Aboki.
While at Agwa village under Chikun Local Government Area, one Bitrus Joseph was shot dead in an attack by armed, a suspected terrorist was killed near Bugai in Chikun Local Government Area after community members repelled an attack.
Attacks by suspected terrorists on villagers in Kaduna have become a daily occurrence.
HumAngle reports that three persons were killed following an attack by an armed group in Lere and Birnin-Gwari Local Governments Areas of the state early February.
A reprisal attack by youths of a community on a Fulani herders settlement in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of the State, on the same day, led to the death of one person and six cows.
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