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Death toll from bandits’ attack in Kaduna communities rise to 25

Death toll from bandits’ attack in Kaduna communities rise to 25
August 04
15:59 2021

The Kaduna state government on Wednesday said 25 persons were killed in attacks on four communities of Kauru LGA of the state.

Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, gave the update in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.

TheCable had on Tuesday reported that bandits burnt eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and destroyed maize crops during the attack.

The affected communities include Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba villages.

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Aruwan said that following Tuesday’s update on the attack in the aforementioned villages, more details have been received by the state government on casualties and property damaged during the attack.

“The figures bring the total number of those who died in the attack to 25, with three persons injured, 68 farms destroyed and 63 huts burnt,” he said.

The commissioner said Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, conveyed his condolences to the families of those who died in the attack.

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Aruwan said the state emergency management agency had been directed to conduct an assessment of the affected communities.

Editor’s note: The featured image is used for illustration

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