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Dozens Dead, Several Houses Razed In Kaduna Community Attack [Update]

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Dozens of lives have been wasted following fresh attacks in Karamai village of Maro District in Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Areas of Kaduna State by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

According to reports, hundreds of houses and vehicles were also torched, including a police van, rendering numberless citizens homeless.

Eyewitnesses told The Nation that the renewed attack on the villages, came as armed bandits close to 100 stormed Karamai community with dangerous weapons, including guns and machetes.

Consequently, the terrified villagers have fled their ancestral homes.

Reacting to the renewed attacks and waste of lives, the Kaduna State government condemned the attacks in a statement by the spokesperson to the State governor, Samuel Aruwan.

Aruwan assured that the security agencies are working assiduously to contain the situation.

The government however urged all residents of the areas to support the security agencies in their efforts to protect communities, adding that, the government was saddened by the attacks.

According to the statement, “Kaduna government today received the sad news of renewed attacks in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas.

“The government condemns this recourse to violence and calls on all communities to support the efforts to restore calm in the area.

“Today, the Kaduna State Government was briefed by security agencies of renewed attacks in Kajuru local government area, and in parts of neighboring Kachia LGA.”

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