Thirteen people have been killed in a series of attacks across three LGAs in Kaduna state.
The LGAs are Zangon Kataf, Kauru and Chikun.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner of internal security and home affairs, confirmed the attacks on Friday.
He said seven people were injured while 56 houses and 16 motorcycles were razed in Kauru.
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He listed those killed in Kauru as Esther Bulus, Maria Bulus (the one-year-old daughter of Esther), Lami Bulus, Aliyu Bulus, Monday Joseph, Geje Abuba, Wakili Filibus, Yakubu Ali, Dije Waziri, and Joseph Ibrahim.
The commissioner said one Duza Bamaiyi was killed, and two other persons were injured, in Masaka village, Chikun.
In Kurmin village, also in Chikun LGA, the bandits were said to have killed one Zakka Pada and injured another resident.
According to the commissioner, troops were eventually mobilised to repel the bandits.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness and prayed for the repose of the souls of the slain while sending condolences to their families. He wished the injured citizens quick recovery,” he said.
Kaduna state has been under intense attacks by bandits, with cases of killings occurring almost on a daily basis.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has maintained that he will not negotiate with the bandits
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