Gov El-Rufai mourns victims as gunmen kill 68, burn houses, destroy farmlands


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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has condoled with the families of victims of  another round of attacks and wanton killings of the people of some communities in the southern part of the state perpetrated by suspected Fulani gunmen.

In the current mayhem, the assailants unleashed terror on the communities in Kaura Local Government Area of the state, killed 68 people, burnt 63, and destroyed 68 hectares of farmland.

The killings and destructions took place in Ungwan Magaji, Kishicho, Kigam and Kikoba villages of Kauru LGA.

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Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, gave details of the attack that occurred on Monday and Tuesday nights in a statement on Wednesday.

According to him, “Those killed in Urgwan Magaji are: Timothy Auta, Dauda Gabi, Larai Danladi, Johnny Danladi, Chibi Chiwo, Monday Titus, Altine Maza, Dauda Bala.

Houses burnt:52.

Farms destroyed: 37.

Also burnt: Two motorcycles, two bicycles, one generator. ”

He said “Those killed in KIgam village include: Asabe Magani, Gani James, Adamu Kusa and Matthew Ishaya.

“Those killed in Kigoba are; Adamu Kambari, Musa Kambari, Monday Adamu, Mary Adamu, Laraba Adamu, Asabe Musa.

“Those injured are: Likita Adamu, Friday Yakubu, Danlami Joshua, while 11 houses were razed, 31 farms destroyed.

“In Kishisho community, the following people were killed: John Atasha, Sunday Rakun, Chibi Tibeh, Whora Bisai, Laraba Sunday, Lami Sunday, and Titi Audu.”

The statement said Govenor ElRufai, while reacting to the killings, condoled the families of those killed, prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls and wished the injured victims quick recovery.

”The Governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency to conduct an urgent assessment of the affected communities, as further developments will be communicated to the public,” the statement added.

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