Armed bandits have killed five persons in Katarma village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Daily Trust gathered that those killed were Samson Danladi, Luka Gajere, Amos Ali, Titus Baba, and Damali Musa, all males.
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It was learnt that one person who was injured is receiving treatment in a neighbouring state.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to him, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven also reported a clash between some youths in Atuku village, Jema’a LGA in which one Afiniki Thomas was attacked by two youths, and sustained a deep gash to the forehead.
He said one of the assailants, Sani Safiyanu, was arrested for profiling and investigation while the injured victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
He added that troops of Operation Safe Haven while on patrol discovered the decomposing corpse of one Paul Simon, a resident of Yagbak village in Zangon Kataf LGA.
The deceased was reported missing on March 24, 2021.
He said the corpse had since been buried.
Aruwan explained that Governor Nasir El-Rufai prayed for the repose of those slain, and sent condolences to their families while wishing the injured a quick recovery.
The governor also tasked security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation into the clash in Atulu village in Jema’a Local Government Area.