Unidentified gunmen have attacked Gbaja in Katarma district of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing seven persons.
Four other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, also said gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in a separate raid, abducted four persons in the same LGA.
Aruwan listed those killed by the bandits to include, Samson Hassan, Nuhu Hassan, Ali Hassan, Tsoho Wasa, Gabriel Ahmadu, Dogara Sarki, and Shekwolo Yohanna.
He said four persons were injured during the attack. The injured victims include Zamai Pada, Nuhu Bulus, Bani Sarki and Isa’ac Danjuma.
The commissioner said in another attack at Unguwar Tagwaye Doka in Kuriga Ward also of Chikun LGA, gunmen kidnapped three herders.
He listed the three herders kidnapped as Buhari Mika’il, Binta Auwal, and Maryam Wada.
Aruwan said security operatives had since launched an investigation into the various incidents and that the government was awaiting their reports.
The commissioner said in a statement titled, ‘Residents report attacks by bandits on locations in Chikun LGA…investigations in progress’, “Residents of the Katarma general area of Chikun local government have informed the Kaduna State Government that armed bandits have killed seven persons in a location called Gbaja.
“The Kaduna State Government has also received reports that bandits attacked Unguwar Tagwaye Doka in Kuriga Ward also of Chikun LGA, and kidnapped three herders.
“Security agencies are conducting investigations at these locations, and the Kaduna State Government awaits official reports and other details on the incidents.
“Citizens will be updated on these and other security developments across the State.”