Kaduna State Government on Thursday said suspected bandits killed a previous councilor and one other in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government Areas of the state.
The commissioner for internal security and home affairs Samuel Aruwan confirmed the killing in a statement issued to newsmen.
He said the former councillor was attacked and killed while working on his farm in Ungwan Fada, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
He also said that, in a separate incident, one other person was killed by bandits at Kasuwan Magani general area of Kajuru.
“Also, troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven have reported that a mob attacked some herders and their cattle along the Mabushi Cattle route in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.
According to the report, the herders who were in the employ of a person in Bakin Kogi, Kauru, were moving their cattle from Fadan Kaje to Bakin Kogi via the cattle route when they were attacked.
The mob, in large numbers and wielding machetes and other weapons, were repelled by troops who responded to a distress call.
Mr Aruwan said the troops provided security cover for the herders to recover their scattered cattle and also escorted them to their destination to prevent further tension.
He further said that the governor of the state appealed for calm and directed that security be intensified in the general area.
“Investigations into the incident are in progress,” Mr Aruwan said.