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7 Killed, 3 Injured As Terrorists Go On Rampage Across Kaduna

The state government confirmed the attacks by terrorists across four Kaduna LGAs, Northwest Nigeria.

Seven persons were reported killed while three others were injured during two attacks by terrorists in Zango Kataf, Chikun, Kajuru, and Giwa Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

According to accounts by residents in Zango Kataf LGA, the three persons were injured in Katsit community on the night of Sunday, July 4, 2021 when the terrorists shot sporadically in the air, causing mayhem as they entered the community.

According to TheCable’s report, Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State’s Commissioner for Internal Security, who confirmed the attacks on Chikun, Kajuru, and Giwa Local Government Areas in a statement on Saturday said the attackers killed four kidnapped victims in the outskirts of Tsohon Gayan general area of Chikun Local Government Area.

Aruwan said two of the victims from Kakau village of the same LGA were identified as Solomon Bamaiyi and Francis Moses while the  third was identified as being from Kachia town and the fourth remains unidentified.

Also in Iri Station, Kajuru Local Government Area, two persons, Reuben Tanko and Sani Jibrin were also shot dead by a group of terrorists.

“One Danjuma Alhaji, a native of Tsohon Farakwai of Igabi Local Government Area was similarly killed by the terrorists at the outskirts of Galadima general area of Giwa Local Government Area,” Aruwan said.

“Governor Nasir el-Rufai has sent condolences to their families and prayed for the repose of their souls.”

“Furthermore, security agencies have carried out a confidence building visit to Iri Station, where some citizens were killed and an unspecified number kidnapped.”

The Commissioner further assured that the state government was committed to ensuring the safety and peace of the general area.

“Collaboration between communities and security agencies is critical and must be cultivated towards enhancing security in areas that are difficult to access across the state,” he said.

Kaduna State has been under a series of attacks from terror groups, from attacks and abduction of students and school facilities and hospitals to kidnapping of residents across the state.

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Chigozie Victor

Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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