KANO, Nigeria

Thirteen people were killed on Friday and seven injured in attacks in local government areas of Kano state in northwest Nigeria. 

State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said the attacks were reported to the Kaduna State government by the military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

Armed bandits attacked a man and his brother as they returned from their farm in the Gora Gan village of Zangon Kataf LGA. He was killed, while his brother escaped, according to the report.

In another attack, bandits attacked the Kizachi village in the Kauru local government area, killing 10 and injuring four others.

Also, 56 homes and 16 motorcycles were razed, with several barns raided and burned.

The commissioner said the injured are receiving treatment at a hospital.

Furthermore, Masaka village in the Chikun local government was attacked. One person was killed, and two others were injured.

Aruwan said troops were mobilized to the area and eventually repelled the attack.

One person was killed in Kurmin Kaduna in Chikun and one was injured.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the report with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who were killed, while sending condolences to their families.

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