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Six dies, others injure as bandits’ gunfire cause ghastly motor accident in Kaduna

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Six persons perished on the spot, while six others sustained various degrees of injuries as bandits opened fire on commercial vehicle at full speed going to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna South on Friday.

In a statement by the Commissioner of Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel. Aruwan on Friday after the security meeting explained that bandits opened fire on commuters along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.

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According to the report, “the bandits who were on the run from aggressive patrols in the Birnin Gwari general area, took to the highway around Ungwan Dangedda, and as they retreated, shot at several vehicles.

“The driver of one commercial vehicle was hit, and lost control of the vehicle, which somersaulted several times before coming to a stop, as seen in the attached pictures. The bandits then fled the scene.

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“Rescue efforts revealed that six persons died on the spot from the crash, listed as:

-Abdurrashid Ya’u
-Sa’idu Ya’u
-Ramatu Ya’u and an unidentified infant
-Suwaiba Ali
-Sulaiman Ustaz

The following citizens in a different vehicle suffered injuries:
-Ubale Yahuza
-Rabiu Ibrahim
-Umar Musa
-Saude Yusuf
-Mohammed Aminu
-Kadima Mercy

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who perished in the crash, while sending his condolences to their families. He prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

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“Security patrols will continue in the general area.”

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