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Bandits burn 12 villagers, 17 houses in Kaduna community

There was confusion at Gindin Dutse Makyali village, Doka in Kufana District, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State after bandits invaded the community and…

There was confusion at Gindin Dutse Makyali village, Doka in Kufana District, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State after bandits invaded the community and burnt 12 villagers in their homes.

The attackers also torched 17 houses in the community during the operation that occurred at 6:00 am on Sunday.

A report written by Mr Stephen Maikori, Overseer Kufana District obtained by Daily Trust confirmed the incident, saying seven other persons were injured by the attackers.

“At the morning today, Sunday 18/2/2024, around 6:00 am, bandits attacked the community in large numbers and killed 12 persons by burning them, while seven people sustained serious injuries. In addition, 17 residential houses were set ablaze,” he said in the report.

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Stephen listed names of those killed during the invasion, those injured as well as residents whose houses were set ablaze.

Daily Trust gathered that the attackers opened fire on other innocent villagers without abducting any member of the community.o

Some communities within Kaduna recently came under bandits’ attacks, leading to killings and destruction of property.

In his reaction to the incident, Governor Uba Sani said while working with security forces and other critical stakeholders on mitigating security challenges, he received security reports on renewed bandits’ attacks resulting in loss of lives, kidnappings, and destruction of property in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs.

The governor in a statement issued by the Overseeing Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said Governor Sani, who has been leading meetings with security forces, condemned the attacks in strong terms and prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, assist the affected communities in Kajuru and Igabi LGAs.

The governor further reiterated the government’s dedication and commitment to tackling the security challenges experienced across the state.

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