Eleven persons were killed on Monday afternoon when bandits attacked Albasi village in Sabon Brinin in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The bandits who stormed the village was said to have shot aimlessly at the dwellers while they flee into the forest.
Similarly, some bandits stormed another village, called Maraban Kajuru, killing one person and abducted two on Sunday.
The Kaduna State Government however on Monday said eight students of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, were among those kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja Expressway on Sunday.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement, adding that the Vice Chancellor of ABU, Prof. Kabir Bala informed the State government that its student was part of the abductees.
Aruwan said, “The Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Kabir Bala, has informed the government that eight students of the institution were among those kidnapped on Sunday on the Kaduna-Abuja road.”
It was learnt that 300 students from the Department of French Language were travelling to Lagos for a programme at the Nigerian French Language Village when the abduction was carried out.
The eight students were identified as Okafor Chris, Ayuba Lois, John Elizabeth, Musa Precious, Asoji Faith, Badmus Jemimah, Emmanuel Simon and Aliyu Adamu.
The commissioner confirming the bandit attack on Igabi and Kajuru LGAs said, “Security agencies have notified the government that they are pursuing bandits in the area.
“On Monday armed bandits attacked Albasu village located south wards of Malum forest in Sabon Birni general area and subsequently killed some locals, while on Sunday night at Maraban Kajuru, bandits kidnapped two persons and killed one person.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sent condolences to the families and prayed for the repose of their souls.
“Similarly, troops on patrol around Chikun and Kajuru LGAs boundaries found a corpse of a bandit who died of gun injury.
“An AK-47 rifle and other valuables were found beside the decayed corpse.”