El-Rufai reacts as bandits kill seven-month pregnant woman in Kaduna

Air platforms cover locations across Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Giwa and Chikun local government areas - Several bandits neutralised at Saulawa

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The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai has commiserated with Malam Musa Adamu, the husband of one Aisha, a seven-month pregnant woman who was killed by bandits on the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Road in Chikun local government on Sunday.

The governor’s condolence was conveyed in a Kaduna State Government Security Update released by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Monday.

Aruwan said that the governor prayed for the repose of her soul and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, the commissioner disclosed, “Air platforms conducted armed missions over Sabon Birni, Albasu, Doka, Kerawa, Rikau, Galadimawa, Kidandan, Ngede Allah, Dogon Dawa, Takama, Damari, Saulawa, Yadi, the Kuduru-Ungwan Yako track and adjoining settlements.

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“These locations spanned Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun local government areas.

“As contained in the operational feedback to the Kaduna State Government, most of the locations covered appeared calm with no threats observed. This was confirmed by ground troops at Sabon Birni and Dogon Dawa.

“However, bandits on motorcycles were spotted just northwest of Saulawa, on an exit track from the town. They were duly engaged and neutralised. Herds of cattle observed in the vicinity were also engaged.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the feedback with gratitude, commending the troops and crews for sustaining the tempo of operations.

“Ground and air patrols will continue in the general area and other locations of interest across the state.”

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