Eight persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks on three communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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The killings came barely 24 hours after 17 people were killed in the early hours of Tuesday by suspected herdsmen, who attacked Gonan-Rogo village, which is also in Kajuru LGA.
The latest attacks, according to the president of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Awema Maisamari, took place in Bakin-Kogi, Idanu and Makyali communities, Thisdaylive reports.
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He said the attack on Makyali community took place at about 7.00am on Wednesday, leading to the killing of seven people, while the attacks on Bakin-Kogi and Idanu took place on Tuesday evening at about 7.00pm.
Maisamari, who said the attackers killed five people on the spot, added that two additional corpses were later recovered from the bushes.
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He said in Idanu, one person was killed and two others were injured, while no life was lost in Bakin-Kogi, as the villagers escaped, but noted that their houses were burnt.
“The situation as at this morning is that the terrorists attacked three other settlements near Gonan- Rogo village which was attacked in the early hours of Tuesday and 17 people were killed,” he said.
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“In one of the communities called Bakin Kogi, the villagers escaped but several houses were burnt down. At the second village called Idanu, one person was killed and two others were injured. The attacks on Idanu and Bakin Kogi took place on Tuesday around 7pm.
“At a village called Makyali, along Kachia road, seven people were killed when the community came under attack this morning (Wednesday) around 7am.
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“Five people were killed on the spot, two corpses were later recovered in the bushes. Some people also sustained injuries.”
The state government has not reacted to the attacks.