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El-Rufai condemns bandits’ attack on four villages


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday, condemned bandits’ attack on four villages in Kauru Local Government Area of the state.

According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, in a statement issued on Tuesday, the villages affected, Ungwan Magali, Kigam, Kisico and Kikoba, lost no fewer than six villagers in the attack.

The Commissioner listed the names of those killed to include Mr Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi and Yosi Danladi.

Aruwan said the attack which occurred on Monday, left no fewer than several houses, a motorcycle as well as a generator severely burnt.

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He said, “Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned in the strongest terms, an attack on Monday which spanned Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kauru local government area.

“According to a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, the armed assailants attacked the mentioned villages early on Monday morning and swiftly left six residents dead.

“The deceased has been identified as Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi and Yosi Danladi

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“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 generator were razed during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity. He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims and sent his condolences to their families.

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“The Governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.”

The commissioner added that investigation is ongoing in the general area, saying that government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA.

“Similarly, the military and other security agencies are working with the governments of Kaduna and Plateau States, towards containing the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru LGA of Kaduna State and Bassa LGA of Plateau State respectively,” the Commissioner added.