34 Killed, 7 Injured In Fresh Attack In Kaduna

34 Killed, 7 Injured In Fresh Attack In Kaduna

By Channels TV on September 27, 2021
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No fewer than 34 people have been killed following a fresh attack by gunmen on Madami village in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Seven other persons sustained injuries in the attack while some houses were also set ablaze during the operation which occurred on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the incident, said troops mobilized to the location engaged the bandits in a gun battle before the assailants withdrew after intense pressure.

The commissioner disclosed that two suspects are being questioned in connection with the attack, adding that security agencies are already conducting operations in the general area.

He also said that the troops were able to put out the fire at three of the burning houses, and rescued six locals from the inferno.

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the attack, describing it as an unspeakable display of wickedness, meriting the severest form of punishment.

El-Rufai, who said that the Kaduna State Government will bear the full cost of injured victims’ treatment, also ordered an urgent assessment of the area by the State Emergency Management Agency, towards the provision of succor to the affected households.

The governor, however, appealed for calm and charged security agencies to intensify their efforts in the campaign against the gratuitous killing of innocent citizens.

He further tasked security agencies to ensure urgent and precise investigations into the horrific incident.

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