Bandits once again on Monday morning, attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, killing four.
According to a statement released by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwann, those killed in the attack were identified as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son Philip Dauda, Francis Ayuba and Florence Dennis.
The bandits also burnt 7 houses, one car and one motorcycle in the attack. He said Security patrols mobilized to the area, repelled the assailants, who retreated into the forests adjoining the location. The troops recovered eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition at the scene of the attack.
bandits invaded the village in the early hours of Monday in an attempt to kidnap locals. They were intercepted and resisted by community vigilante members.
As the bandits retreated shooting sporadically, one of their members was hit by a shot and died instantly. Southern Kaduna has become a home for banditry in recent years as many now take it up as a survival strategy.