Bandits suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday killed seven persons and injured four at Katarma village in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State.
In another development, bandits attacked Unguwar Tagwaye Doka in Kuriga Ward, also in Chikun Local Government and kidnapped three persons.
Internal Security and Home Affairs Commissioner Mr. Samuel Aruwan confirmed receiving reports of the attacks.
He said investigations are on.
Aruwan said: “The bandits killed seven persons identified as follows: Samson Hassan, Nuhu Hassan, Ali Hassan, Tsoho Wasa, Gabriel Ahmadu, Dogara Sarki and Shekwolo Yohanna.
“The residents disclosed that the following persons sustained injuries: Zamai Pada, Nuhu Bulus, Bani Sarki and Isa’ac Danjuma.
“The government also received reports that the bandits kidnapped three herders identified as: Buhari Mika’il, Binta Auwal and Maryam Wada.
“Security agencies are conducting investigations at these locations, and the government awaits official reports and other details on the incidents.”