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…El-Rufa’i condemns attack, directs immediate relief intervention

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo

Following the killing of 7 natives in Southern Kaduna on Thursday night, Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials to the Gora Gan community with immediate effect.

The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack on Thursday night.

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said on Friday that the security  agencies, comprising the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several fronts, including the market area and houses stretching towards the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan.

He said “troops repelled the attackers, stabilized the general area and retrieved corpses of seven persons:

Peter Akaho (70) , Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67) ,Jummai Ayuba (55), Ishaya Joel (35),Yakubu Saviour (14) , Ayuba Goodluck (11) and Patience Ayuba (6).”

According to him,”Security agencies further reported that one person was injured in the attacks, while 13 houses and two shops were burnt in the attack. ”

“Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters and police personnel are trailing the attackers.”

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings of innocent citizens as barbaric and inhuman. ”

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“He sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of their souls. The Governor also wishes the injured citizen speedy recovery.

“The Governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect.

“The Kaduna State Government has also received a report of sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government. A driver was shot, but has now been stabilized. The Governor has directed an investigation into the circumstances leading to the shootings,” he said.

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