No fewer than 25 persons have been killed in fresh attacks by bandits in four communities in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Farms and huts were also destroyed while many sustained injuries.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the unfortunate development while giving an update in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.
Mr Aruwan said that following Tuesday’s update on the attack in Ungwan Magaji, Kishicho, Kigam and Kikoba villages of Kauru Local Government, more details were received by the state government on casualties and property damaged during the attack.
“The figures bring the total number of those who died in the attack to 25, with three persons injured, 68 farms destroyed and 63 huts burnt.
The commissioner said Governor Nasir El-Rufai conveyed his deep condolences to the families of those who died in the attack, prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The government directed the state emergency management agency to conduct an urgent assessment of the affected communities.
Mr Aruwan said further developments would be communicated to the public.
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