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Bandits Killed Two Soldiers, 32 Others, Burnt 200 Houses In Southern Kaduna Attack – Commissioner

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As many as 34 persons, including two soldiers, were killed by bandits on Sunday night in Agban Kagoro, in the Kaura Local Government Area of the Kaduna, the state government said on Tuesday.

The government said seven persons who sustained injuries during the attacks had been receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital.According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, Tsonje, Agban, Katanga and Kadarko, all four communities in the Kagoro Chiefdom were attacked by the terrorists.Aruwan listed those killed during the attacks as including Angelina Aboi, Godiya Iliya, Peace Iliya, Stephen Emmanuel, Patrick Pius, Gwamna Ishaya, Philip Joseph, Godwin Latong, Aba Chawai and Nancy Luka, Sophia Luka, Hosea James, Daniel Sofa, Geoffrey Ado, Bala James, Henry Dauda, Augustine Iliya, Irmiya Michael.Others are Murna Luka, Monday Buki, Reuben Kumai, Zilien Gudak, Anita Dauda Kawai, Rifkatu Dauda Kawai, Titi Bawa, Jacob Yayock, Samuel Ufui, Silas Bulus, Victor Ayuka, Jummai Yunana, Sunday Tachio and Hope Luka.Meanwhile, a woman identified as Mrs Abigail Joshua from Adan community is said to be missing.The state government on Monday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jema’a and Kaura local government areas following the deadly attack.Aruwan said the curfew was in force to curb insecurity in the affected areas.Apart from the heavy casualties, the commissioner said over 200 houses and 32 shops were burnt during the attack.He noted that three vehicles and 17 motorcycles were also vandalised.Quoting the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the commissioner condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the victims and the military, which also lost two personnel.“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that after search operations and detailed checks, 34 people have been confirmed dead following Sunday’s attack in Kaura LGA.“According to the report, four locations were attacked by unidentified assailants: Tsonje, Agban, Katanga and Kadarko, all within Kagoro Chiefdom of Kaura LGA.“Two military personnel were among the 34 killed, with local residents making up 32 casualties. One Mrs Abigail Joshua, from Adan community, is currently missing. “Furthermore, over 200 houses and 32 shops were burnt in the attack. Three vehicles and 17 motorcycles were vandalised.”

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