Gunmen kill 19 persons in two separate attacks in Kaduna State
At least 19 persons have been killed and several others injured in two separate attacks by unidentified gunmen
in two villages in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, a government official said Sunday
the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,
in a statement released, said fourteen persons were killed on Saturday, February 6 by armed bandits
at Kutemeshi village in Birnin Gwari, five others were killed at Kujeni village in Kajuru on the same day
while several others were left with bullet wounds.
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Aruwan said the names of those killed in Birnin Gwari local government include Malan Sani Barume,
Yahaya Bello, Amadu Dan Korau, Samaila Niga, Jamilu Haruna, Lawal Majiya, And Dan Malam Rabo.
Others are Dauda Kafinta, Hassan Mai Makani, Bashir Haruna, Lawal Ali, Mu’azu Haruna, Mai Unguwa Sa’adu
and Harisu Bako.
In Kujeni village of Kajuru local government, Aruwan said the five persons killed by the bandits include
Bulus Jatau, Hanatu Emmanuel, Bitrus Tuna, Yohanna Mika, and Monday Ayuba while two others were injured.
Aruwan said the bandits burnt several houses, storehouses with foodstuff, warehouses loaded with building
materials, and a Church during the attacks.