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20 reportedly killed in fresh Kaduna attack

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No fewer than 20 were said to have been killed and several others injured in a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Angwan Aku village, Kajuru Local government area of Kaduna state.

The attackers dressed in military uniform and armed with AK47 rifles, machetes and sticks, attacked the community at 7:00 am on Monday.

A source in the community told journalists that the assailants shot shooting sporadically, chased and killed people.

“The attackers stormed the village and started shooting sporadically, causing commotion. We all started running to the bush. As we were running, they were also pursuing us as we ran to the bush, some people were killed in the bush.

”Some of them were wearing military uniforms with bulletproof vests and they were speaking in Fulani language. I saw them from where I was hiding” he said.

The source further alleged that the police arrived the village in eight Hilux vans, but could not go into the bushes to pursue the attackers.

“The police came in eight Hilux vehicles, but instead of pursuing the bandits who ran to the bushes, they just turned back,” he alleged.

A former President of the Adara Development Association, ADA, Danladi Yarima, confirmed the killings and accused the state government of bias in handling the crisis.
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Yarima had in a recent statement said about 4,000 people have been rendered homeless following the destruction of their homes by bandits.

According to him, there had been speculation of attack on the village but no effort was made to nip it in the bud.

The police in the state could not confirm the attack as of the time of filing this report.


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