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Bandit’s Attack: El-Rufai declares 24hrs curfew

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No fewer than 15 persons were said to have been killed during the attack in Kaura on Sunday night and as a result of this ugly occurrence, Kaduna Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas because the Southern Kaduna communities were attacked by gunmen.

As reported by a source from Kaura, the gunmen on Sunday night attacked Agban Kagoro, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state and killed about 15 people. Noting that the number of houses razed and people injured is yet to be ascertained.

“I was able to count and get about 15 people killed. There is the likelihood that there are those killed in their houses while others could have died in the buses as a result of gun wounds they sustained”, the source said.

“The destruction made by the attackers last night (Sunday) is so terrifying as the gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias came in their large numbers and well organised. They came with sophisticated weapons and carried out their acts of destroying both lives, houses and property of the natives”, he continued

Governor El-Rufai, in a statement on Monday through the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the 24-hour curfew was to enable the security agencies to stabilise the situation in the affected communities.

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“Following advice from security agencies, the Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas with immediate effect. This is to assist the security agencies to stabilise the situation in the areas, save lives and property and enable the restoration of law and order”, El-Rufai made known.

“The security agencies have full authorization to enforce the curfew. Government appeals to all residents of Jema’a and Kaura local government areas to cooperate with the security agencies in the urgent task of restoring peace and upholding law and order”, he said.

The Governor further condemned the attack on the people of the community and urged the people to be calm while the government provide more information and updates as the event unfolds.

“Government condemns the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area. Further updates will be issued as necessary.”

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