Bandits kill 12, injure nine in fresh Kaduna attacks

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At least 12 people were killed when several bandits attacked Gindin Duste Makyali in the Kufana District of the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State early on Sunday morning.

At least 17 houses were destroyed in the event, which occurred at around five in the morning, according to sources. The bandits also broke into the village in huge numbers and began firing randomly.

The attack followed another attack that occurred on Friday night in the state’s two local governments of Igabi and Kauru, according to our source, and lasted for several hours without any security personnel in sight.

Nine persons were killed and seven injured in those raids on the Igabi communities of Gwada and Kassam, as well as the Kauru Local Government Areas. Numerous more, including a retired director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and his wife, were kidnapped.

Kauru is located in the southern Kaduna axis, whereas Igabi is in the state’s northern region.

The breakdown revealed that in Kauru LGA, there were six fatalities, five kidnappings, and two injuries; in Igabi LGA, there were three fatalities, seven injuries, and thirty kidnappings.

Although our correspondent was informed by the source that the attack happened near a security station, the police have not yet provided official confirmation of this.

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Twelve of the individuals died from burns in their homes, while nine others were injured, according to the source.

Uba Sani, the state governor, denounced the latest assault.

Speaking through Samuel Aruwan, the overseeing commissioner for internal security and home affairs, the governor expressed his dismay at learning of the most recent incident and gave the State Emergency Agency instructions to provide immediate assistance to the impacted communities in Kajuru and Igabi.

“Governor Sani, who has been presiding over talks with security forces, strongly denounced the attacks and prayed for the deceased’s souls to rest. In addition, he gave the State Emergency Management Agency immediate instructions to help the impacted communities in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs after some of their homes and possessions were destroyed by fire.

“The governor additionally restated the administration’s devotion and pledge in addressing the security issues encountered throughout the state,” he continued.

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