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11 killed, houses torched in fresh attack on Kaduna community 

11 killed, houses torched in fresh attack on Kaduna community 
February 18
21:45 2024

Eleven people have lost their lives following an attack by bandits in Gindin Dutse Makyali village of Kufana district, Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state.

Residents of the community were said to be sleeping when the invaders launched an attack in the early hours of Sunday, burning houses and shooting sporadically.

Confirming the development, Mansir Hassan, spokesperson of the Kaduna police command, told TheCable that nine people died during the attack while two died later at the hospital. He said 12 houses were set on fire.

Uba Sani, Kaduna governor, has condemned the attack, adding that the government is working with security agencies and other critical stakeholders to mitigate security challenges across the state.

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In a statement on Sunday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs, said the governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to assist the victims. 

“Governor Uba Sani received security reports on renewed bandits attacks resulting in loss of lives, kidnappings and destruction of properties in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs”, the statement reads.

“Governor Sani, who has been leading meetings with security forces, condemned the attacks in strong terms and prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

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“He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, assist the affected communities in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs following the razing of some of their houses and valuables. 

“The governor further reiterated the government’s dedication and commitment in tackling the security challenges experienced across the state.”

There has been a rise in banditry in Kaduna, with many killings and kidnappings occurring in various parts of the state.

On Friday, some bandits invaded Kwassam community in Kauru LGA of the state, killing six people, while five others, including a retired director of the of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), were kidnapped. 

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