Gangsters had on Monday murdered 10 villagers in Albasu village of Igabi Local Govermment Area of Kaduna.
Suspected gunmen confirmed to be Kidnappers on Sunday night abducted two persons and killed one person at Maraban Kajuru in Kajuru Local Govermment area of the State. Though, the authority did not specify the number of people killed in Igabi, a source from the area put the casualty figure at 10.
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents in a statement on Monday night, said that security operatives were after the bandits in the two areas. Samuel Aruwan also revealed that eight students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) have been reported to be among those kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja road Sunday evening.
He said that Kaduna State Government has stated that the security operatives are presently pursuing bandits in some locations in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna Central Senatorial District.
This is said to have happened after the bandits attack at Albasu village of Igabi and Sunday night attack at Maraban Kajuru in the two councils.
The Security agencies have notified the government that they are chasing after bandits in the area, and will soon provide further updates.
Armed bandits attacked Albasu village located south wards of Malum forest in Sabon Birni general area on Monday and subsequently killed some locals, while on Sunday night at Maraban Kajuru, armed bandits kidnapped two persons and killed one person while escaping into a nearby forest.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families and prayed for the repose of their souls.
The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Kabir Bala has informed the government that eight students of the institution were among those kidnapped on Sunday afternoon on the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
Similarly, troops on patrol around Chikun and Kajuru LGAs boundaries found a corpse of an armed bandit who died of gun wounds. An AK/47 rifle and other valuables were found beside the decayed corpse.