Gunmen kill two tourists in Kaduna, 11 in Benue
Suspected kidnappers in the early hours of Saturday invaded a resort in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State and shot dead two persons including an expatriate , a woman .
It was also learnt that the gunmen abducted three persons.
Also in the early hours of Saturday , unidentified gunmen killed 11 persons in Ngibo and Tse - Aye villages in the Ikyurav-Tiev 1 , council ward of Katsina- Ala Local Government Area of Benue State .
Sources told one of our correspondents that after the gunmen killed four persons in Ngibo village and seven in Tse Aye village , they allegedly rustled 28 cattle belonging to one Agwaza Atedze .
Meanwhile , spokesman for the police in Kaduna State , Yakubu Sabo , confirmed the killing of two persons in the crisis- prone Kajuru .
In a statement , Sabo said the suspected kidnappers stormed the resort , popularly called Kajuru Castle , and killed two guests believed to be tourists from Lagos on the spot.
He said a patrol team , led by the Kajuru Divisional Police Officer , had removed the bodies to St . Gerard Catholic Hospital in Kaduna metropolis .
He said investigation later revealed that 12 tourists from Lagos were partying at the resort before the incident occurred .
Sabo added , “ Normally before such an social event happen , the organisers would inform us for security coverage , but the party was done without the knowledge of the police in the area as traditionally done. ”
According to him , the state Commissioner of Police , Ahmad Abdurrahman, had promised that they would apprehend the perpetrators of the attack .
A source told one of our correspondents that the bandits, who attacked Ngibo and Tse Aye, shot indiscriminately immediately they rode on motorcycles into the villages between 3 am and 4 am.
It was learnt that many of the villagers had fled the communities for fear of another attack .
Spokesman for the police in Benue , DSP Catherine Anene , confirmed the incidents.
She said the DPO in charge of Katsina- Ala had responded to directive to deal with the situation.
However , Anene could not confirm the casualty figure .
Also confirming the report , Force Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke, Maj Gen Adeyemi Yekini, said the clash was between the Shitile and Ikyurav people of the area , adding that troops had moved to restore calm to the two communities .