6 bandits have been killed on different occasions in Sanga and Lere local government areas of Kaduna State after 2 people were killed.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the security report presented to the Kaduna State Government on Friday, December 25 and the operational feedback from security agents indicates that the bandits were killed by mob action.
The report read:
On 24th December 2020 at Fadan Karshi in Sanga local government area, two bandits attacked a businessman and dispossessed him of money and other valuables. On receiving the distress call, the military and police set out to the location. However, on getting to the scene, some angry locals had already mobbed the bandits and burnt them to ashes.”
Aruwan who disclosed that armed bandits opened fire on motorists plying the Aboro-Kafanchan Road on Thursday night, also revealed that in Lere LGA, security agencies reported that bandits from a neighbouring state who specialized in stealing livestock were also killed through mob action. The bandits were chased and overpowered at Domawa village were three of them met their end in the hands of a mob.
The bullets hit one Richard Sabo who in the course of driving knocked down one of the bandits to death. Sadly, Mr. Sabo who suffered bullet wounds was confirmed dead at Gwantu General Hospital.”
The commissioner also revealed that the Kaduna government had received a report of the killing of a commercial motorcyclist, Hudu Yahaya of Ungwan Nungu village of Sanga LGA, adding that he was beheaded by bandits who escaped with his motorcycle.
The statement added:
Gov. Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families of Richard Sabo and Hudu Yahaya and prayed for the repose of their souls. The governor has also made a strong appeal to citizens to continue to have recourse to the law and not resort to jungle justice.”