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JUST IN: Several persons killed in reprisal attack on Kaduna community

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Eight persons have been reportedly killed in a reprisal attack by unidentified armed persons in Kacecere village, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

The state’s Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs on Tuesday said security agencies reported that the attack was in reprisal to earlier attacks in Jankasa village, Zangon Kataf LGA where one Yakubu Danjuma was killed, and also in Madamai in Kaura LGA where 34 persons lost their lives.

Recall POLITICS NIGERIA reported that roughly 30 persons were killed in an attack earlier this week. Seven persons were injured and several houses razed by a terror group in Madamai in Kaura LGA of the state.

Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of the state, appealed for recourse to the law and urged communities to eschew reprisals.

Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs said troops and police personnel are working in the locations and the public will be briefed after official reports are received.

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