The Kaduna State Government said on Sunday that bandits killed seven persons in different parts of the state.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a press statement on Sunday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said, “on a sad note, security agencies reported that bandits attacked some people in Kajinjiri village, Igabi local government area, and killed two residents”.
He said one person sustained gunshot injuries and was receiving treatment at a nearby health facility.
“Similarly, in Rago village, also in Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals,” he said.
He explained that in a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station, Kajuru local government area, and killed three residents.
The Commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has noted the reports with sadness and condoled the families of those killed in both attacks, while offering prayers for the repose of their souls.
He also wished the injured victims from Kajinjiri village a quick recovery.
In another development, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of nine persons in a motor accident at Kunar Dumawa in Dambatta Local Government, Kano.
Confirming the accident in a statement on Sunday, the FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, said 41 others were injured in the Sunday evening accident.
“We received a call at about 4:10p.m. on Sunday, so we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene for the rescue of victims at about 4:17p.m. as well as clearing the obstructions,” Mato said.
He said the crash occurred as a result of loss of control due to brake failure.
According to him, the accident involved three vehicles – a truck with registration number XA 111 SNN, a Volkswagen Golf 3 with registration number DAL 515 ZX and a Mercedes Benz without a registration number.
“The victims who lost their lives are three males, six females, while the remaining 41 victims sustained serious injures,” he said.
The road safety boss said the victims were evacuated to Dambatta General Hospital where the doctor on duty confirmed nine dead.