Eight people have been killed and four injured, after bandits opened fire on a vehicle conveying travellers in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Samuel Aruwan, the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, said armed bandits shot at the vehicle in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako, which somersaulted, leading to the death of the six persons and leaving four others injured.
According to him, those who lost their lives were: Aisha Bello, Uwaliya Alhaji Shehu, Ramatu Sani, Muhammad Shehu, Aminu Ibrahim, and Ibrahim Abdu.
He identified injured victims as: Zainab Alhaji Usman, Surayya Bello, Khalifa Sani and Ushe Sani.
He also stated that in another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu in Kajuru local government and killed one Amos Yari.
The commissioner further said the criminals invaded Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa local government, and shot dead one Alhaji Sule, a business man in the area, after he resisted attempt to kidnap him.