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ICYMI: Bandits kill four kidnap victims over failure to pay ransom


El-Rufai, police

Bandits have killed four victims kidnapped at Ungwan Madaki village of Kaduna State some few weeks ago because their families failed to raise money for their ransom.
The bandits reportedly dumped their bodies by the roadside around Tsohon Gaya and then informed their family members to go and pick up their remains.
Bandits also invaded Chikun, Kajuru and Giwa local government areas of the state, killing seven and injuring scores.
Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued late Saturday.
He said developments were reported to the Kaduna State Government by security agencies.
Aruwan said, “According to the agencies, bandits shot four kidnapped citizens at the outskirts of Tsohon Gayan general area of Chikun LGA.
“Two were identified as Solomon Bamaiyi and Francis Moses from Kakau village of the same LGA. The third was identified as being from Kachia town and the fourth remains yet identified.
“In Iri Station, Kajuru LGA, two citizens, Reuben Tanko and Sani Jibrin were also shot dead by a group of armed bandits.
“One Danjuma Alhaji, a native of Tsohon Farakwai of Igabi LGA was similarly killed by bandits at the outskirts of Galadima general area of Giwa LGA.”
The Commissioner noted that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had sent condolences to their families and prayed for the repose of their souls.
He further said that security agencies have carried out a confidence-building visit to Iri Station, where some citizens were killed and an unspecified number kidnapped.
The Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who led the delegation assured the community of the Government’s commitment to the security and peace of the state.
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