Bandits Attacks Two Kaduna LGAs as Detonation Injures Children in Igabi
Bandits kill two in Kachia, Igabi local government areas
On a sad note, security agencies have reported that armed bandits attacked Akwando village in Kachia local government area, and killed one Elder Dikko Bagudu, a resident of the community.
In another incident, armed 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 the 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 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.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State
Accidental detonation injures seven children in Igabi local government area
Security agencies have reported the accidental detonation of a substance at a residence in Ungwan Mangworo, Igabi local government area.
According to the report, 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.
Seven of the children were injured by the explosion, and are now receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.
While expressing alarm at the incident, Governor Nasir El-Rufai stated his relief that the injured children were receiving treatment. He tasked security agencies to conduct a detailed investigation into the incident, and urged citizens to increase their vigilance towards the presence of such items around inhabited locations.
Security agencies have been duly informed of the incident for thorough investigations, to forestall future occurrences.
Citizens are advised to contact the Kaduna State Security Operations Room with information about dangerous or explosive materials found anywhere around the State, on 09034000060 and 08170189999.
Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State.