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8 Killed In Reprisal Attack In Kaduna Community

The attack was in reprisal to earlier attacks in Jankasa village, Zangon Kataf LGA and Madamai where a total of 35 persons were killed in different attacks.

Eight persons have been killed in a reprisal attack by unidentified armed persons in Kacecere village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria. 

The state’s Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs on Tuesday, Sept. 28, said security agencies reported that the attack was in reprisal to earlier attacks in Jankasa village, Zangon Kataf LGA where one Yakubu Danjuma was killed, and also in Madamai in Kaura LGA where 34 persons were killed. 

HumAngle reported that 34 persons were killed in an early morning attack on Monday, Sept. 27, where seven persons were injured and several houses razed by a terror group in  Madamai in Kaura LGA of the state.

The attacks in these two locations led to the reprisal by unidentified assailants on the Kacecere community and left eight persons dead, six injured and several houses razed. 

Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of the state, appealed for recourse to the law and urged communities to eschew reprisals and similar violent actions. He also tasked security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the incident. 

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs said troops and police personnel are working in the locations and the public will be briefed after official reports are received. 

Kaduna State has been under constant attacks by terror groups locally called bandits in recent times, which led to the state government putting up strict measures to curb attacks on residents.

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