Gunmen Kill Eight in Fresh Attacks on Three Kaduna Communities

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By John Shiklam

Eight people have been reportedly killed following fresh attacks on three communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The killings came barely 24 hours after 17 people were killed in the early hours of Tuesday by suspected herdsmen who attacked Gonan-Rogo village, also in Kajuru LGA.

The latest attack, according to the President of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Mr. Awema Maisamari, took place in Bakin- Kogi,
Idanu and Makyali communities.

He said the attack on Makyali community took place at about 7am on Wednesday, leading to the killing of seven people, while the attacks on Bakin Kogi and Idanu took place on Tuesday at about 7pm.

Maisamari, who said the attackers killed five people on the spot, added that two additional corpses were later recovered from the bushes.

He said in Idanu, one person was killed and two others were injured, while in Bakin Kogi, no life was lost as the villagers escaped, but their houses were burnt.

He said: “The situation as at this morning is that the terrorists attacked three other settlements near Gonan- Rogo village which was attacked in the early hours of Tuesday and 17 people were killed.

“In one of the communities called Bakin Kogi, the villagers escaped but several houses were burnt down. At the second village called Idanu, one person was killed and two others were injured. The attacks on Idanu and Bakin Kogi took place on Tuesday around 7pm.

“At a village called Makyali, along Kachia road, seven people were killed when the community came under attack this morning (Wednesday) around 7am.

“Five people were killed on the spot, two corpses were later recovered in the bushes. Some people also sustained injuries.”

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Muhammad Jalige, did not respond to a text message sent to him on the incidents.