Bandits in separate attacks on Tuesday invaded villages in two local government areas of Kaduna State, killing two persons.
The two LGs are Kachia and Igabi.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidents, said the bandits first attacked Akwando village in Kachia LGA and killed one Elder Dikko Bagudu, a resident of the community.
Similarly, Aruwan said some bandits also barricaded the road from Sabon Birni to Rikau, Igabi Local Government Area and killed one Ibrahim Abdulmumin, a resident of Rikau village, while one Sahabi Shafiu, son of the village head of Rikau, was also injured.
He said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported that bandits attacked Akwando village in Kachia Local Government Area and killed one Elder Dikko Bagudu, a resident of the community.
“In another incident, bandits barricaded the road from Sabon Birni to Rikau, Igabi Local Government Area and killed one Ibrahim Abdulmumin, a resident of Rikau village. One Sahabi Shafiu, son of the village head of Rikau, was also injured.
“It was reported that both victims were returning from the weekly market at Sabon Birni when they were intercepted by the bandits.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness over the reports and condoled with the families of both persons who were killed, while offering prayers for the repose of their souls. He also wished the injured victim in Rikau village a quick recovery.”
However, the commissioner disclosed that an accidental detonation injured nine children in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the incident happened at a residence in Ungwan Mangworo in the local government area.
Aruwan explained that security report had it that “the children playing in the area picked up the material from a nearby farm and began to play with it, not knowing what it was. In the process, it was accidentally detonated as the children continued to fiddle with it near their home.”
He said seven of the children were injured by the explosion, adding that they were currently receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.