The Kaduna government says a confrontation between two groups of bandits in Giwa LGA of the state, has resulted in the killing of nine persons.
Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna.
According to the commissioner, credible intelligence networks informed the state government of the development, which was further confirmed by security agencies.
“Intelligence sources had reported that a notorious bandit known as ‘Godon Mota’ stormed Garke village last Wednesday with his gang and clashed with a rival bandit group, leading to the killing of nine members,” Aruwan said.
“The cause of the fratricidal face-off is yet unclear, but was said to revolve around a disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated.”
The commissioner said Hadiza Balarabe, acting governor of Kaduna, commended security agencies for their efforts, and urged them to sustain their operations to rid the state of criminal activities.
“Investigations and security patrols are ongoing,” Aruwan added.
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