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Kaduna Govt Confirms The Killing Of Two Soldiers, 32 Others In Southern Kaduna Attack

The Kaduna State Government says at least 34 persons, including two soldiers, were killed in the Sunday night attack on Agban Kagoro in Kaura Local Government Area of the state by suspected bandits.

The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said four locations of Tsonje, Agban, Katanga and Kadarko, all within the Kagoro Chiefdom were attacked on Sunday.

According to him, over 200 houses and 32 shops were burnt during the attack while three vehicles and 17 motorcycles were vandalised.

The commissioner said seven persons were wounded during the attacks and were currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.

He added that the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jema’a and Kaura Local Government Areas after the attacks, was still in force, to forestall further breakdown of law and order in the areas.

The Commissioner said, “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that after search operations and detailed checks, 34 people have been confirmed dead following Sunday’s attack in Kaura LGA.

“According to the report, four locations were attacked by unidentified assailants: Tsonje, Agban, Katanga and Kadarko, all within Kagoro Chiefdom of Kaura LGA.

“Two military personnel were among the 34 killed, with local residents making up 32 casualties.

“One Mrs Abigail Joshua, from Adan community, is currently missing.

“Furthermore, over 200 houses and 32 shops were burnt in the attack. Three vehicles and 17 motorcycles were vandalised.”

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