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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Six dead, several kidnapped in violent Kaduna assault

Six dead, several kidnapped in violent Kaduna assault

At least six people were killed and several others abducted by bandits in an attack on Bauda and Chibiya communities in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area, LGA, of Kaduna State.

The incident occurred Monday afternoon, when bandits stormed the two villages, unleashing terror on the residents.

The attackers arrived on motorcycles, shooting and killing six individuals.

Among the victims, four were killed on their farms, while two others were killed in their homes.

The bandits also took an unspecified number of people captive and left several others with injuries of varying degrees.

The Kaduna State police are yet to release an official statement on the attack. However, Ibrahim Gajere, the Chairman of Kajuru LGA, confirmed the incident, noting that two people were shot dead in Bauda village and four others, including a visitor, were killed in Chibiya village.

The Chairman also disclosed that the rampaging bandits set about seven residential buildings ablaze alongside eight motorcycles.

He said security operatives have been notified of the incident and have intensified patrols within and around the communities.

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