KDSG Security Update:
Several bandits neutralized
-Two Vigilantes, five others killed
-Cars, 330 bags of maize burnt
Seven people have been killed while several armed bandits neutralised at the outskirts of Galadimawa in Giwa local government area of Kaduna State
A statement by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan says armed bandits were neutralized after they attacked the weekly Galadimawa Market on Wednesday evening, where two vigilantes and five citizens lost their lives.
The statement explains that, security report revealed that, the armed bandits sneaked into the market around 4pm and opened fire on the vigilantes, in the process killed two vigilantes
Yusuf Magaji Iyatawa and Dabo Bafillace
The statement notes that, while escaping, the bandits killed five citizens, burn cars and 330 bags of maize.
“A commercial trailer driver, one Alhaji Yusuf Tumburku who had just loaded 330 bags of maize belonging to a trader, Alhaji Hamza Ungwan Lalle Giwa, had his vehicle and the grains burnt to ashes. One other car was burnt by the armed bandits”
According to the Statement, the armed bandits who were on about 15 motorcycles met their end in the hands of aggressive fighting air platforms and other security agencies which engaged them and subsequently neutralized several of them.
It said the ground troops are still carrying out clearance operations in the Galadimawa and Kidandan general areas.
While Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and commended the military and police for neutralizing the armed bandits.
The Governor charged locals in the Galadimawa and Kidandan general areas of Giwa local government to continue to provide useful information to the government and security agencies.