Six individuals have been reportedly killed by bandits in an assault on a number of communities within the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The bandits, within the raid, additionally burnt eight homes, six huts, one motorbike and destroyed maize crops.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for inner safety and residential affairs, confirmed the incident in a press release issued on Tuesday.
He stated the affected communities embrace Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba villages.
The commissioner stated stories from the Defence Headquarters’ Operation Safe Haven disclosed that the bandits attacked the communities on Monday morning.
Aruwan recognized the victims killed as Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi, and Yosi Danladi.
“Responding to a distress call, troops arrived at the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat,” Aruwan stated.
“In addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were razed during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an act of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.”