JUST IN: Scores dead, 100 houses demolished in fresh Kajuru attacks

Barely two weeks after a violent crisis that claimed lives of many citizens in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, a fresh attack has been launched on villages in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas. 

Though, details of the attack were still sketchy at press time, HRL NEWS  learnt that about a 100 houses and vehicles, including a police van, have been razed in Karamai village of Maro District, while many people have been killed. 

According to an eye witness, the renewed attack on the villages, came as armed bandits of over 100 stormed Karamai community with dangerous weapons, including guns and machetes.
The eye witness told our Correspondent that villagers have fled Karamai. 

Meanwhile, Kaduna State government, have condemned the renewed attacks.
In a statement by the spokesperson to the State governor, Samuel Aruwan assured that the security agencies are working assiduously to contain the situation. 

The government however urged all residents of the areas to support the security agencies in their efforts to protect communities, adding that, the government was saddened by the attacks. 

According to the statement, “Kaduna government today received the sad news of renewed attacks in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas. The government condemns this recourse to violence and calls on all communities to support the efforts to restore calm in the area. 

“Today, the Kaduna State Government was briefed by security agencies of renewed attacks in Kajuru local government area, and in parts of neighboring Kachia LGA.”
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