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El-Rufai condemns fresh attack on Kajuru by armed bandits


This photograph taken on February 18, 2019, shows Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai as he speaks in Abuja, about an attack by gunmen on villages in north-west Nigeria last week. – An attack by gunmen on villages in northwest Nigeria last week claimed “over 130” lives, more than double the toll initially reported, the governor of Kaduna state said. (Photo by Pius Utomi EKPEI / AFP)

Kaduna State government, yesterday, condemned the attack by armed bandits on Ungwan Barde community in Kajuru Council.While sympathising with the community and families of the victims, the government, in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, appealed for calm in the area and urged all communities to maintain the peace.

The statement read in part: “Heads of security agencies in Kaduna State have informed Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of an attack on Ungwan Barde community by unknown bandits.

“The government condemns this violent attack and extends its sympathy to the families of the victims and the entire community.“The security agencies have informed the governor that measures are being taken to contain the situation and to secure the general area.
“More troops have been deployed to the community, while the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel are carrying out aerial surveillance and reconnaissance.

“The security agencies will provide further update.“The governor has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to proceed to the community for immediate assessment and delivery of relief materials.”The government appeals to all our communities to do their best for peace and harmony.”


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