Some bandits have invaded a community known as  Mahu village in Gwagwada ward of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing two and kidnapping scores of the people of the area.

NEWSNAIJA gathered the bandits further attacked and razed the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church in the area

Mr. Samuel Aruwan,  the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the attack, saying that thirteen of those kidnapped in the area were rescued by the troops of Operation Thunder Strike.

He gave the identity of those killed as Ezekiel Iliya and Nasara Yohanna, whom he claimed were volunteers, adding that “after the operations, the troops discovered that the bandits had shot two volunteers before their arrival.”

According to the Commissioner, the bandits also burnt a church and looted some houses in the area.

Aruwan, in a statement titled, ‘Troops rescue 13 kidnapped persons from bandits after a fierce gun duel in Chikun LGA,’ said ‘troops have reported the rescue of 13 kidnapped persons from bandits in Gwagwada, Chikun local government area.

“The 13 citizens, originally from Dutse, went to work at a farm called Tanadi Farm, which is located around Bakin Kasuwa in Gwagwada general area of Chikun LGA. They were attacked by the armed bandits in the process.