Unknown gunmen kill 7 in Kaduna state, set 13 houses ablaze

Unknown gunmen kill 7 in Kaduna state, set 13 houses ablaze

- Seven people have been reportedly killed after unknown gunmen attacked a community in Kaduna state

- The incident has been confirmed by the Kaduna state government via a statement on Friday, December 18

- According to the statement, the attackers were, however, repelled before causing further havoc

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Bandits on Thursday night, December 17 attacked Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government and killed seven persons.

Daily Sun reports that a statement by the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the latest attack.

Unknown gunmen kill 7 in Kaduna state, set 13 houses ablaze
Governor El-rufai has condemned the attack and commiserated with those who lost loved ones. Photo credit: @GovKaduna
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He said troops repelled the attackers, stabilized the general area, and retrieved corpses of seven persons.

He added:

“Security agencies further reported that one person was injured in the attacks, while 13 houses and two shops were burnt in the attack.”

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The incident occurred on the same day the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha, escaped being killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Media reports say the convoy was ambushed while the emir was on his way from Abuja to Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara state.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) has said that government and security agencies alone cannot tackle insecurity in the country without the support of the citizens, especially on intelligence gathering.

The director-general of the agency, Yusuf Bichi made the comment recently, while urging Nigerians to support the security agencies to rid the country of all forms of criminality, rather than point accusing fingers at them.

In a related development, a new report by the Good Governance Index (GGI) has revealed that poor governance, lack of accountability at the state and local government level is responsible for the growing insecurity in some parts of Nigeria.

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The report seen by Legit.ng noted that poverty is more prevalent in local areas, thereby causing some level of insecurity.

The group further said that majority of the security challenges experienced in various communities across the country is due to the failure to hold public officers accountable.

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