23 lives have, again, been wasted across five local government areas of Kaduna State within 24 hours.
The Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday, that Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kauru were the affected Local Government Areas.
He disclosed that security agencies revealed that the attacks in the five local government areas took place around borders with neighbouring states.
He said: “In Birnin Gwari LGA, 10 citizens were killed by bandits in an attack on Ungwan Gajere, Kutemeshi Ward, three persons were injured in the attack.
“In Igabi Local Government Area, bandits shot one person dead between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai village, near Gidan Kurmi.
“In Giwa local government area, armed bandits invaded Janbaba village, one person was shot dead.
“In Kishisho village, Kauru Local Government Area, gunmen suspected to be from a neighbouring state killed five persons.
“In Chikun Local Government Area, five citizens were killed by bandits in Gwagwada-Kasaya village in Kunai Ward.
“Similarly, in Agwa, Chikun LGA, one person was shot dead in an attack by bandits.
“Also in Chikun Local Government Area, one bandit was killed near Bugai, when members of the community repelled an attack.”