Nine dead as bandits face each other while sharing of ransom


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At least nine bandits have been confirmed dead by the The Kaduna government during a confrontation between two groups of bandits in Giwa LGAof the state While sharing their spoils.

Confirming the incident is Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, disclosed through a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna.

According to the commissioner, credible intelligence networks informed the state government of the development, which was further confirmed by security agencies.

“Intelligence sources had reported that a notorious bandit known as ‘Godon Mota’ stormed Garke village last Wednesday with his gang and clashed with a rival bandit group, leading to the killing of nine members,” Aruwan said.

The Statement did not however reveal the cause of the fratricidal face-off i but was said to revolve around a disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated.”

The commissioner said Hadiza Balarabe, acting governor of Kaduna, commended security agencies for their efforts, and urged them to sustain their operations to rid the state of criminal activities.

“Investigations and security patrols are ongoing,” Aruwan added.

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