No fewer than ten people have been killed after bandits attacked three villages in Zango Kataf and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state.
According to the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the bandits attacked Kurmin Gandu village in Zango Kataf local government and killed five people.
They also burnt down ten houses, two motorcycles, and 50 bags of ginger, while some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area.
Aruwan added that security agencies reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan and Ungwan Turai villages in Chikun local government area and killed five persons.
Following the attack, troops of Operation Thunder Strike reportedly swung into action, combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan Area.
The commissioner added that some survivors of the attack are recuperating in the hospital.