Eight killed in fresh attack on Kaduna villages

Posted by News Express | 14 May 2020 | 337 times

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•Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State

A fresh attack by gunmen at three villages in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state has left no fewer than eight people dead and many others injured.

The communities are Idanu Makyali and Bakin- Kogi.

Several houses and farmlands were reportedly burnt down during the attack.

The latest attack comes less than 24 hours after 15 people were killed and five others injured at Gonna-Rogo village also in Kajuru local government.

Although the Kaduna state police command is yet to confirm the latest attack, an indigene of the local government told channels television that the attack occurred in Idanu and Makyali Bakin-Kogi communities.

He said that the gunmen numbering over a hundred invaded the villages and started shooting sporadically at people’s houses

According to the source, the attacks on Bakin Kogi and Idanu reportedly took place on Tuesday at about 7pm on Tuesday while that of the Makyali community happened at about 7am on Wednesday.

Following the fresh attack, residents of the three communities are said to have fled to other neighboring villages due to fear of being killed by the gunmen. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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