Four People Killed In Fresh Kaduna Violence

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Unknown gunmen attacked the Mile One village in Tafan District of Kaduna State on Friday night, killing four people and burning down several houses, including that of the district head.

A resident of the area told newsmen on Saturday that the attackers besieged the area between 2.00 pm and 10.00 pm on Friday.

Bege Katuka, the Interim Chairman of Jema’a local Government Area, confirmed the incident via telephone.

He said that he had been to the affected area to assess the extent of damage.

It was gathered that residents of the neighbouring villages of Gidan Waya, Ungwuan Ninzo and Ungwuan Kagoro have all fled their homes for fear of possible attacks.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the villages as well as Kaduna State College of Education have been turned to ghost towns.

It would be recalled that Pasakori Village, which shares boundaries with Mile One, had come under similar attack on Thursday.

Kaduna State has witnessed a number of violent attacks by gunmen alleged to be Fulani herdsmen.

Governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, has also been accused of not doing enough to check the killings.

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