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El-Rufai imposes 24hr curfew area after gunmen killed 20


Kaduna Governor El-Rufai has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in a community in Kaduna which saw at least 20 persons killed and properties destroyed.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jemaa Local Government Area of the state.

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The curfew came in the wake of the attack on a community in Kaduna which saw at least 20 persons killed and properties destroyed.

The curfew will remain in place until normalcy returns to the area.

In his reaction to the attack, Governor El-Rufai described the incident as barbaric, inhumane and unwarranted.

El-Rufai was speaking through his Deputy, Mr Bala Bantex.

He appealed to residents of the community to remain calm and law abiding, assuring them that the government would do everything within its powers to restore peace in the area.

He also cautioned them not to embark in any form of reprisal attacks.

Godogodo village in Jemaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State in northern Nigeria, on Saturday night, witnessed deadly attack by unknown armed bandits.

An indigene of the local government said that the gunmen invaded Godogodo village shooting sporadically and setting buildings ablaze.

“In the process they killed 20 persons while several others were injured,” the indigene said.

“The entire community has been deserted. Residents have fled from their homes for fear of being attacked by the armed bandits,” he added.

The gunmen were said to have also ambushed a police patrol team in the area on Friday evening, opened fire on them and in the process killed two policemen and injured one.

The spokesman for the police in the state, Aliyu Usman, confirmed the attack to Channels Television’s correspondent, Chimezie Enyiocha.

He says the State Police Command is assessing the situation to ascertain the number of casualties.

More mobile and conventional policemen have been deployed to Godogodo, Kafanchan and other neighbouring communities to restore order and prevent further escalation of the crisis.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Communities in Jemaa Local Government and Sanga Local Government Areas in Kaduna State have witnessed series of attacks that have left scores of people dead.

In August this year, gunmen attacked three villages, Godogodo, Akwa’a and Anguwan Anjo.

Eleven persons were killed in that attack, with several houses and farmlands destroyed.

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