Some armed men in different attacks invaded three local government areas of Kaduna State on Sunday, killing four persons, including a professor’s son, two vigilante members, and one other.
NEWSNAIJA learned the invaded local government areas are Igabi, Zaria, and Giwa.
It was further learned that the bandits first launched an attack on Anaba village and Birnin Yero town all in Igabi LG where one person was killed
Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the attack on Monday, gave the name of the victim as Lawali Abdulhameed.
Aruwan disclosed that the bandits stormed Wusasa in Zaria LGA where they kidnapped the Wazirin Wusasa (title holder), Prof. Aliyu Mohammed, in his residence while his son, Abdulaziz Aliyu, was killed during the raid.
The Commissioner further added that the professor’s nephew, one Abba Kabiru, was shot and injured.
According to him, bandits on motorcycles stormed Iyatawa village of Giwa LGA but were resisted by some vigilantes, forcing the gunmen to flee.
Aruwan noted that two among the vigilantes who battled the bandits were, however, killed.
“The two of the local vigilantes, identified as Malam Auwalu and Alassan Shehu, were sadly killed during the encounter as ground and air patrols were quickly mobilized to the location for a comprehensive engagement,”.