Bandits have reportedly killed Abdukkarim Bala Na’Allah, the eldest son of the representing Senator reprsenting Kebbi South Senatorial District, Sen. Bala Na’Allah.
Abdukkarim, said to be a Captain in the Nigerian Army, was killed by the hoodlums in his Malali GRA residence, in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday.
An aide to the Senator, Malam Garba Mohammed, confirmed the killing of the military officer, who was said to be a trained pilot, in a statement.
“Suspected Kaduna Bandits Kill Captain Abdulkarim Bala Na Allah, the first Son of Senator Bala Na Allah in his Malali GRA Residence, in Kaduna today,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, bandits have also invaded the Makoro Iri Village, in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the village and shot indiscriminately, killing two persons on Saturday night.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, identified the victims as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra.
The Commissioner also said that troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued travellers along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.
He gave the names of the rescued travellers as Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday
and Ruth Dauda.
“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that two persons were killed by bandits in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru LGA.
“According to the report, bandits invaded the remote village and shot dead the duo identified as Gideon Mumini and Barnabas Ezra.
“In another development, troops of Operation Safe Haven rescued three travelers from armed bandits along the Gidan Waya- Godogodo road in Jema’a LGA.
“The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as follows:Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday
“The rescued travelers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered,” the commissioner said.
Aruwan said the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, condemned the bandits’ attack on Kajuru and prayed for the repose of the victims.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted with sadness the report of the attack in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru LGA, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls, as he sent condolences to their families.
“Responding to the report of the rescue in Jema’a LGA, the Governor commended the troops for the swift response. He thanked them for their determined efforts in rescuing the three commuters, and their sustaining of search-and-rescue operations in the area,” he added.