At least ten people were reportedly killed as bandits attacked three villages in Zango Kataf and Chikun local government areas of Kaduna state.
Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said, the bandits attacked Kurmin Gandu village in Zango Kataf local government and killed five people.
They also burnt down ten houses, two motorcycles, and 50 bags of ginger, while some dry season farmers lost water pumping machines and other valuables around the Zango Urban general area.
He further daid that security agencies reported that armed bandits attacked Sabon Gayan and Ungwan Turai villages in Chikun local government area and killed five persons.
Troops of Operation Thunder Strike reportedly swung into action, combing identified criminal hideouts in the Sabon Gayan Area.