Two persons were on Monday killed when six gunmen wearing masks and dressed in black uniforms invaded Warsa Piti, in Mariri District of the Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
The gunmen, who escaped into the forest when military personnel arrived, shot indiscriminately killing the two villagers.
The commissioner also disclosed that bandits attacked Randagi village in the Birnin Gwari LGA, killing one and injuring many villagers.
He said, “The military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven reported an attack by bandits at Warsa Piti, in Mariri District of Lere Local Government Area.
“Quoting an eyewitness, the military stated that the attackers numbering about six, masked and dressed in black, invaded the community late on Monday and began shooting indiscriminately.
“Troops on receiving a distress call mobilised to the location and engaged the assailants who then fled into the forest. However, two citizens had already been killed, identified as Sale Muhammad and Aguno Bawuro.
“Similarly, the government received reports of an attack on Randagi village in Birnin Gwari LGA. One Dantani Maifaskari was killed and some others injured by bandits, who also looted shops.
“In a separate incident, the military also reported that unidentified youths attacked a herders’ settlement in Kurmin Bi village of Zangon Kataf LGA.
“According to the report, the attack was an apparent reprisal to the earlier attack on Wawan Rafi.”