Bandits have killed four persons and abducted a Professor, Aliyu Mohammed in Zaria, Kaduna State, according to a statement on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
He said the bandits invaded the residence of the professor, who also holds the title of Wazirin Wusasa, in the night and kidnapped him.
They killed his son while his nephew, Abba Kabiru was injured during the attack, he said.
The commissioner further added that two members of a local vigilante group in the Giwa Local Government Area were also killed by bandits in another attack.
He said, “Bandits on motorcycles swarmed Iyatawa village of Giwa local government area, and fortunately, groups of local vigilantes confronted the bandits and eventually forced them to disperse.
“Sadly, two of the local vigilantes, Malam Auwalu and Alassan Shehu, were killed during the encounter, as ground and air patrols were quickly mobilized to the location for a comprehensive engagement.”
Mr. Aruwan further disclosed another attack on commuters last Sunday by bandits, on the road from Anaba village to Birnin Yero town in Igabi Local Government Area.
He revealed that a resident of the area, Lawali Abduklhameed was shot to death by the gunmen when he attempted to escape the attack.