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Kaduna govt condemns bandits’ recent onslaught on Kauru, other communities

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Kaduna State Government has condemned recent attacks by bandits on Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kauru Local Council of the state.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, stated yesterday that Governor Nasir el-Rufai condemned in the strongest terms, an attack in the villages on Monday.

A report from Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), according to him, revealed that armed assailants attacked the villages and left six residents dead.

Those killed in the gun attack were identified as Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani,Laraba Danladi and Yosi Danladi.

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Aruwan remarked: “Responding to a distress call, troops arrived the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.

“In addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a power generating set were burnt during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.”

Meanwhile, Governor el-Rufai expressed sadness over the attack and condemned it as “an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.”

Said Aruwan: “He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, and sent his condolences to their families. The governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.

“Investigations are ongoing in the general area. Government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru.”

The Commissioner continued that the military and other security agencies were working with the governments of Kaduna and Plateau states towards containing the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru as well as Bassa Local Council of Plateau State.

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