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Fresh Attack Leaves Eight People Dead In Kaduna Villages


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Eight people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack on three communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

It was gathered that the attack which took place on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning affected three villages bordering Gonan-Rogo.

Speaking to newsmen, President of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Mr Awema Maisamari, said the latest attack took place in Bakin- Kogi, Idanu and Makyali communities.

“The attack on Makyali community took place at about 7 am on Wednesday, leading to the killing of seven people while the attacks on Bakin Kogi and Idanu took place on Tuesday at about 7 pm,” he said.

Maisamari stated that one person was killed in Idanu and two others seriously injured while in Bakin Kogi, no life was lost as the villagers escaped, but their houses were burnt.

He said: “The situation report as at this morning is that the terrorists attacked three other settlements near Gonan- Rogo village, where 17 people were killed in the early hours of Tuesday.

“In one of the communities called Bakin Kogi, the villagers escaped but several houses were burnt down. At the second village called Idanu, one person was killed and two others. The attacks in Idanu and Bakin Kogi took place on Tuesday around 7 pm.

“At a village called Makyali along Kachia road, seven people were killed when the herdsmen attacked the community around 7am Wednesday.

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“Five people were killed on the spot, two corpses were later recovered in the bushes, bringing the dead toll in the village to seven. Some people also sustained injuries.”