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Just in: Many killed as gunmen attack Kajuru village in Kaduna again

Gunmen, claimed to be wearing military camouflage, have attacked Kaduna village, killing many people.

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

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The attack occurred in two local government areas, Kajuru and Kachia.

This is coming barely few weeks after the state governor had, in a statement, alleged that over 150 persons were killed in Kajuru.

A statement by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman to the Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, confirmed the attack.

According to the statement, “The Kaduna State Government has today (Tuesday) received the sad news of renewed attacks in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas,” the statement read.

“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.

“The Kaduna State Government has been assured that the security agencies are working assiduously to contain the situation.

“The Government is saddened by these attacks, condemns the perpetrators and urges all residents of the area to support the security.”

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