El-Rufai condemns fresh Kaduna killings

THE Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai has condemned terrorists’ attack on Runji village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state, where many lives were lost on Saturday night.

A statement signed by the state Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the military informed the governor of the attack on Sunday, April 16.

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The attackers injured some residents and burnt down an unspecified number of houses in the community.

Troops had a fierce encounter with the attackers and were still in the general area by the time the statement was issued.

Governor El-Rufai said he was waiting for a detailed report on the attack from the military.

He described the killings as “unacceptable and unjustifiable.”

The governor condoled the families of the deceased and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

The government promised to update the public on the incident when it received detailed reports from security agencies.



    The ICIR reports that Kaduna State has been a killing field under el-Rufai, with attacks by terrorists intensified in the past three years.

    On April 13, The ICIR reported how bandits attacked the southern part of the state and killed eight residents.

    In several reports, including this and thisThe ICIR had published reports on attacks by terrorists on communities in the state.

    However, the Nigerian security forces had killed hundreds of the criminals, whose activities continue to threaten the state and its neighbours.


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