Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of four persons in Giwa, Chikun, Igabi local government areas by bandits.
The State Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs,
Samuel Aruwan said security agencies reported the killing of four citizens in isolated locations of Giwa, Chikun and Igabi local government areas.
He said Dogara Yahaya, the Ward Head of Baranje village and Reuben Adamu were killed at Baranje village near Buruku in Chikun Local Government Area.
Aruwan said that at Ungwan Sada in Giwa Local Government bandits killed one Ibrahim Salisu after an attempt to kidnap him.
He said Abdullahi Saleh, a herder, was killed by bandits along the Kangimi axis, on the Kaduna-Jos Road in Igabi local government.
The Commissioner said Governor Nasir el-Rufai noted these reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the slain citizens, while praying for the repose of their souls.
He also tasked security agencies to ensure diligent investigations into the incidents.
He said intensified ground and air patrols were set to be sustained in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas, linking up to Niger State.