Bandits have killed two persons and abducted many others in the Kofar Gayan area of Zaria, Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the area on Saturday night, August 12, 2023, shot sporadically, killing the individuals, while they kidnapped others.
The killings come just over 24 hours after the death of several people during the collapse of parts of the Zaria Central Mosque.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has condemned the killings.
A statement signed by the speaker’s media aide, Musa Krishi, described the killings as unfortunate and abhorrent, the statement said.
The lives of Nigerians, wherever they are, should be protected, hence the need for the security agencies to up their game in the protection of Nigerians and their property.
Mr Abbas, who represents Zaria Federal Constituency, called for a thorough investigation into the attack and the killings to unravel those behind it.
Mr Tajudeen noted that Zaria people are peace-loving and have been living peacefully over the years, saying the activities of the bandits should not be allowed to disrupt the tranquility of the ancient city
“The attack that led to the killings of our two innocent brothers at Kofar Gayan was most calamitous, horrendous, tragic, heinous and disgusting,” the Speaker said.
“It was most unfortunate that when innocent people were going about their normal and legitimate activities, others were planning evil to disturb the peace enjoyed by everyone
“My heart goes out to the families of those that lost their loved ones. I pray that Allah (SWT) will grant the departed Jannatul Firdaus and give the families the fortitude to bear the painful and irreparable loss.”
The victims identified as Shamsudeen Gidan Arabawa Kusfa and Shafi’u Ashaja’e, were buried on Sunday according to Islamic rites.