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5 Killed, Houses Burnt In Fresh Southern Kaduna Attack

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At least five persons have been confirmed dead while several houses have been burnt beyond recognition during an attack by some unidentified gunmen who attacked the Kiri village in Attakar Chiefdom, Kaura local government of Kaduna State.

Naija News understands that the attack on the village comes after the several months of relative peace in the southern part of Kaduna state.

While confirming the attack, the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo said, investigations had been launched to unravel the identity of the attackers and bring them to book.

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While giving an account of the attack, an eye witness (name withheld) Bulus told revealed that the attackers invaded the community around 4M on Thursday evening and shot sporadically at the armless villagers, killing five instantly and leaving several with varying degrees of bullet wounds.

“In the process, five persons were killed while two others are still missing. A number of houses including, the new Police Outpost were burnt and vandalised respectively.” He narrated.

In the statement confirming attack on the village, the Police PRO said; “some armed hoodlums came to the village on Thursday, shooting sporadically and shot one man, named Daniel who was later rushed to the hospital.

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“Upon receiving information, the area commander of Kafanchan rushed to the scene and chased the hoodlums who ran into a hill bordering Kaura and Ryom Local Government area of Plateau State. “And this morning while our men were combing the area they discovered four corpses and the 35 year Daniel whom was injured yesterday later died, making five persons dead.

“Police have taken over situation in the state as everywhere in the village is calm and patrol is ongoing in the surrounding area.” He said.

The PPRO stressed that, preliminary investigation shows that the attackers may have come through Ryom Local Government area of Plateau State.

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