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Eight Killed In Zangon-Kataf Reprisal Attack

No fewer than eight persons have been confirmed killed in a reprisal attack by gunmen on Kacecere village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said, the incident was a reprisal to attacks in Jankasa village, where one Mr. Yakubu Danjuma was killed and Madamai in Kaura LGA where 34 persons were killed.

According to Aruwan: “The Kaduna State Government has received reports from security agencies of an attack by unidentified persons in Kacecere village, Zangon Kataf LGA, which has resulted in the deaths of some citizens.

“According to the reports, this attack was in reprisal to earlier attacks in Jankasa village, Zangon Kataf LGA where one Mr. Yakubu Danjuma was killed, and also in Madamai in Kaura LGA where 34 persons were killed.

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

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the reports and offered his condolences to the families of the deceased, as he prayed for the repose of their souls.

“The Governor 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.”

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