9 down in Kaduna as bandits clash over ransom sharing formula – Nexus News

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Nemesis caught up with two groups of armed bandits in Giwa local council of Kaduna State, who killed nine of their members in a gun duel.

Mr. Samuel Aruwan, The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, revealed the development in a statement, yesterday.

The commissioner stated that the cause of the face-off between the bandits was yet to be known, saying, however, that sources said it revolves around a disagreement over distribution of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated. 

Samuel Aruwan

According to the commissioner, a trustworthy intelligence network informed the state government of the development, which was further confirmed by security agencies.

“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,” Aruwan said.

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