…As ‘Bandits’ again set police division in Imo on fire***
The Kaduna State Government, says suspected bandits have killed eight people and injured four in separate attacks in Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Areas of the State.
Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the killings in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Aruwan said in one incident, bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road around Kadanye village in Kajuru LGA, and opened fire on a bus, as well as a truck carrying firewood.
“Five people were killed in the attack while three people were injured and are currently receiving treatment in hospital,” he said.
He also said that in another incident, the bandits barricaded the Kaduna-Kachia road at the Doka axis and shot at a truck, killing the driver.
The commissioner further disclosed that bandits also invaded a herders settlement in Inlowo village and killed one person before taking away 180 cows.
“At Akilbu village in Kachia LGA, bandits shot at a vehicle, injuring two persons, one of them later died in hospital while one person continues to receive treatment,” he added.
Aruwan said Gov. Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the deceased, while praying for the repose of their souls.
In another development, coming barely 48 hours after unknown gunmen attacked the Police Command in Imo, bandits again razed the Police division in Ehime/Mbano in the state, setting some vehicles on fire on Tuesday.
The attack brings the number of police facilities destroyed in the state between February and April to five. They are Obowo, Aboh-Mbaise, Ihite Uboma, Isiala Mbano and Ehime Mbano as well as the police headquarters in the state.
The Police Spokesman in Imo, SP Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the new attack on the police division to newsmen.
It would be recalled that the Police Headquarters and the Correctional Center in Imo, were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday, resulting in the release of some inmates who escaped in the process.
The attack occurred few hours after the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and other government functionaries visited the state to inspect the attacked facilities.
However, the PPRO said no life was lost in the latest attack.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that the police facility was attacked today by bandits.
“No casualty on the part of police, no loss of arms but three vehicles were burnt in the process,” he said.