Rival kidnapping gangs clash in Kaduna State, 9 killed
The clash of two rival kidnapping groups in Kaduna State has resulted in the death of nine bandits in a fight that broke out.
It was gathered that a notorious bandit known as ‘Godon Mota’ stormed Garke village last Wednesday with his gang and engaged a rival bandit group in a fight in Giwa local government area of the state.
Confirming the development on Friday, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said, Nemesis caught up with the two groups of armed bandits who in a fratricidal gun duel killed nine of their fellows.
He said credible human intelligence informed the state government of the development, which was further corroborated 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.
“The cause of the fratricidal face-off is yet unclear but was said to revolve around a disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms, during which one of the groups felt cheated.
“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.” The statement further said
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