Seven Killed, Houses Razed in Attack on Jemaa Community in Kaduna, Nigeria

At least seven people have been killed in fresh attacks in the early hours of Sunday at a community of Jemaa Local Government Area, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.

The attacks and reprisals, according to local authorities were caused by the killing of a herdsman, Isiyaka Saidu of Ungwan Pah village

In reprisal attacks, at least four houses have been burnt down while two children have been declared missing.

Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the attacks and destruction of properties and has called on security agencies in the state to get to the depth of the issue and arrest those found culpable.

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He charged traditional leaders in the state to cooperate with the state government in ensuring the security of lives and properties by being a bridge between the leaders and residents of the state.

He ordered the state’s emergency management agency to provide relief materials for the residents whose houses were razed and also those who were attacked in the incident.

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Sunday’s incident in Kaduna follows the wicked savaging of more than 40 farmers in a community in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

Nigerians have been calling on the President, Muhammadu Buhari to take frantic steps to mitigate the security crisis being experienced in Africa’s most populous nation and its biggest economy.


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