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Bandits Clash Over Ransom Handling In Kaduna, 9 Killed


August 20, (THEWILL) – The Kaduna State Government on Friday disclosed that a rival clash between two groups of bandits in Giwa Local Government Area, has claimed nine lives.

A statement by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the cause of the fratricidal face-off was unclear but revolved around disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms during which one of the groups felt cheated.

He said a credible human intelligence network informed the Kaduna State Government of the development, which was further corroborated by security agencies.

He said: “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.

“Acting Governor Dr. Hadiza Balarabe noted the report with thanks and urged security agencies to sustain pressure towards the apprehending of criminal elements in the general area.

“Investigations and security patrols are ongoing.”