Another Kaduna community, Gindin Dutse Makyali in Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, fell victim to rampaging bandits who mercilessly took the lives of 12 individuals, leaving nine others with various degrees of injuries. In the wake of the attack, 17 houses were set ablaze,leadership reports.

The assailants, reportedly launching their assault at around 5 am on a Sunday morning while residents were still asleep, unleashed a barrage of gunfire without warning. Although the police authorities in the state have yet to confirm the incident, community leader Moses Musa informed the press that the onslaught occurred near a military checkpoint.

According to Musa, nine victims tragically perished in the flames within their homes, while nine others suffered burns of varying severity. Shockingly, the bandits carried out their rampage unhindered, despite the presence of military personnel stationed in the community.

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This latest attack in Kajuru follows similar atrocities in Kauru and Igabi local government areas, where bandits claimed the lives of nine individuals and abducted 35 others, including a retired director of the Central Bank of Nigeria, his brother, and his wife, in Kwassam and Sabon Layin communities.

Governor Uba Sani, actively collaborating with security forces and key stakeholders to address the state’s security challenges, expressed profound dismay over the renewed wave of bandit attacks, which have resulted in loss of life, kidnapping, and property destruction across Kajuru, Kauru, and Igabi LGAs.

Governor Sani, condemning these attacks vehemently, extended his condolences to the families of the deceased and urged the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to swiftly aid the affected communities in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs in their time of need, providing assistance for those who lost their homes and belongings.

Reaffirming the government’s unwavering dedication to confronting security threats statewide, Samuel Aruwan, overseeing commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, echoed the governor’s commitment to addressing these grave security challenges head-on.


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