An armed gang killed at least 25 people in separate attacks on four communities in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, a government official said.
Eight people were killed when the terrorists attacked Urgwan Magaji village in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of the state Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the state’s Commissioner for Security and Internal Affairs said.
According to Aruwan, the victims were identified as Timothy Auta, Dauda Gabi, Larai Danladi, Johnny Danladi, Chibi Chiwo, Monday Titus, Altine Maza, and Dauda Bala.
He said the terrorists destroyed 37 farmlands, burnt down 52 houses, two motorcycles, and a generator in the community.
In Kigba village where 11 houses were razed and 31 farmlands destroyed, six people died in the onslaught and were identified as “Adamu Kambari, Musa Kambari, Monday Adamu, Mary Adamu, Laraba Adamu, Asabe Musa.” While three people – Likita Adamu, Friday Yakubu, Danlami Joshua were injured.
In Kishisho community, seven people were identified from those killed in the early morning attack. The victims were “John Atasha, Sunday Rakun, Chibi Tibeh, Whora Bisai, Laraba Sunday, Lami Sunday, Titi Audu.”
Since the middle of 2020, attacks by terrorists described by locals as bandits have killed more than 200 people in Kajuru Local Government area in the southern region of the state, surrounded by rocks.
The insecurity, which spreads across the larger Northwest region, has hampered farming activities in the area where agriculture is the people’s mainstay, the state government once noted.
Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, along with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, have been criticised for failing to curtail the menace.
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