By Hussaina Yakubu
Kaduna – The Kaduna State Peace Commission has condemned in strong terms the latest round of violence in parts of Kajuru Local Government Area of the state, a development that has claimed many lives and loss of properties.
The condemnation is contained in a statement by the commission’s Executive Officer, Priscilla Ankut on Thursday.
Ankut, who commiserated with the affected communities, called on security agencies to do more to protect lives and properties of citizens.
She urged residents in the area to exercise restraint.
“The commission assures the communities and all stakeholders of its commitment to work closely with them in finding lasting solutions to the concerns of the affected communities,” the executive officer said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gunmen on Monday morning attacked two communities in the troubled Kajuru local government and left in their wake a yet-to-be ascertained number of casualties.
The attacks occurred in Ikirimi village, as well as Iri, Dogon Noma in Ungwar Gamo, both in the Kajuru.
The Monday attacks came a day after a similar onslaught left 16 people dead in Ungwar Barde, the village where the violent attacks started some four weeks ago.