Six people have been killed in an attack on several communities in Kauru LGA of Kaduna state.
The bandits were said to have burnt eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and destroyed maize crops during the attack.
Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said the affected communities include Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba villages.
The commissioner said reports from the Defence Headquarters’ operation Safe Haven indicated that the bandits attacked the communities early on Monday morning.
He listed the victims as Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi, and Yosi Danladi.
“Responding to a distress call, troops arrived the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat,” Aruwan said.
“In addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were razed during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an act of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.”
The commissioner added that “investigations are ongoing in the general area. Government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA.
“Similarly, the military and other security agencies are working with the governments of Kaduna and Plateau states, towards containing the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru LGA of Kaduna State and Bassa LGA of Plateau state.”