Twenty-three persons have been killed by bandits in different attacks on soft targets in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi and Kauru councils of Kaduna State within 24 hours.
He said the Nigerian Air Force personnel were trailing and engaging bandits in some locations in Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Giwa and Igabi councils, and that the citizens would be briefed upon the receipt of operational feedback.
The commissioner added that in Igabi, bandits shot dead one Dayyabu Yahuza between Sarkin Baka and Dankyawai village, near Gidan Kurmi.
He stated: “In Giwa Council, armed hoodlums invaded Janbaba village, and shot one Yakubu Sule dead. In Kishisho village, Kauru Council, gunmen suspected to be from a neighbouring state killed five persons. In Chikun, bandits killed five citizens in Gwagwada-Kasaya village in Kunai Ward.
MEANWHILE, it was a bad day for one of the hoodlums in Chikun, as members of the community, who were repelling the attack, killed him near Bugai.
Receiving the reports, he said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai expressed sadness over the attacks.