The Kaduna State Government said some bandits killed a father and his son in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday.
Aruwan said that security agencies had reported that armed bandits on Saturday night invaded Baka village in Igabi Local Government Area.
“The bandits, operating in groups, also abducted a number of persons, mostly women, and children.
“Troops based in the Sabon Birni general area were mobilized to the location,” he said.
He said that the group engaged the bandits and rescued captives from one of the bandit groups.
The commissioners said that Governor Nasir el-Rufai expressed grief over the attack and condoled with the family of the slain, praying for the repose of their souls.
Aruwan said the governor also commended the troops for quick response to the incident and thanked them for the rescue of 13 victims.
In another news, AllNews Nigeria reports that abducted Kagara students and teachers are yet to regain freedom, the Niger State Government has said. This is contrary to news that was reported earlier.
It had been reported late Sunday night that the captives have been freed. Sources had reported that they were on their way to the government house to be received by the governor, Sanni Bello and other officials.
But during a briefing late Sunday night, Bello had dismissed the news as rumors.
“We still have the students of Kagara in the hands of the bandits and everything is being done to secure their release soonest,” the governor said.