Armed bandits on Wednesday attacked Garu village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State killingtwo locals identified as Aliyu Daiyabu and Safiyanu Muhammad.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the attack.
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He said Governor Nasir El-Rufai had sent condolences to the families of the two victims.
He said the governor also condoled with the family of a hunter found dead in Chikun Local Government Area.
Earlier, Aruwan said troops of Operation Thunder Strike had continued fighting patrols in Gwagwada general area of Chikun LGA which connects with the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
He said an operational feedback to the state government revealed that the troops conducted clearance patrols to Napayako and Dajin Wuya, during which several bandit camps were destroyed.
The commissioner said the patrol followed an earlier attack by bandits on hunters in the forest when two hunters were left with gunshot wounds.
“During the clearance operation, the troops mobilized to the location with some hunters who escaped the prior attack. While the camps were dislodged, one of the wounded hunters, Yohanna Yakubu, was found. The other hunter, Isuwa Tanko, was eventually confirmed dead,” he said.