Monday, 19 February 2024 04:46

Bandits kill 12, burn houses in fresh Kaduna attacks

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Some bandits in the early hours of Sunday invaded Gindin Duste Makyali of the Kufana District, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, killing at least 12 people during the attack.

Sources said in the incident which happened around 5am, no fewer than 17 houses were razed while noting that the bandits in large numbers stormed the town shooting indiscriminately.

The attack, which our correspondent gathered lasted many hours without security operatives in sight, was in the wake of another attack in two local governments of Igabi and Kauru, all in the state on Friday night.

In those attacks, bandits raided two communities of Gwada and Kassam in Igabi as well as Kauru Local Government Areas where nine people were killed, and seven injured while scores, including a retired Central Bank of Nigeria director and his wife, were abducted.

While Igabi is in the northern part of the state, Kauru is in the Southern Kaduna axis.

The breakdown showed that six persons were killed, five abducted and two injured in Kauru LGA, while three persons were killed, seven injured, and  30 others kidnapped in Igabi LGA of the state.

There was no official confirmation yet from the police but the source confided in our correspondent that the attack occurred close to a security post.

According to the source, 12 of the residents were burnt to death in their houses while nine sustained injuries.

The state governor, Uba Sani, condemned the renewed attack.

The governor who spoke through the Overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said he received the news of the latest attack with shock while directing the State Emergency Agency to urgently assist the affected communities in Kajuru and Igabi.

“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. He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency 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,” he added.

 

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