Greater than 23 killed as bandits assault 5 districts in northern Nigeria

Authorities within the state confirmed the killings in a press release launched by the Commissioner for Inside Safety and House Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

The newest raids got here barely 72 hours after armed gangs invaded Birnin Gwari and Kajuru districts killing 19 folks, Aruwan stated.

Many outlets had been looted within the assaults and 10 residents had been killed in a single district alone in Tuesday’s assault, the commissioner stated.

“Following the safety state of affairs throughout the state inside the final 24 hours, the Kaduna State Authorities has obtained reviews from safety businesses of the killing of 23 residents in numerous assaults on gentle targets in Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Chikun, Igabi, and Kauru native authorities areas,” Aruwan stated.

“The assaults on gentle targets in these native authorities areas occurred round Kaduna State’s boundaries with neighboring states,” he added.

Kaduna, positioned in Nigeria’s northwest, has remained insulated from the militant group Boko Haram who function in Nigeria’s northeast, nevertheless, armed violence by kidnappers and cattle rustlers has plagued the state.

A latest examine by the Africa Heart for Strategic Research exhibits that round 1000 deaths had been recorded in 220 violent occasions in Kaduna.

The examine says at the very least 50,000 folks have been displaced and 400 kidnapped for ransom.

The state Governor Nasir el-Rufai has commiserated with households of victims of the latest assaults, Aruwan stated within the assertion.

The Nigerian authorities not too long ago changed its navy high brass amid strain from residents for recent arms to handle widespread insecurity and counterinsurgency operations within the West African nation.

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