Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jemaa and Kaura local government areas of the state due to the rising insecurity in the two councils.
The governor imposed the curfew after last night’s attack by gunmen at Zikpak, Ungwan Masara in Fantsuam chiefdom of Jemma local government, and Maraban Kagoro in Kaura local government where nine people were reportedly killed.
Last month, the Governor imposed a similar curfew on Zango Kataf and Kauru local government as a result of constant communal attacks in the area.
Although the police are yet to confirm the number of casualties from the latest attack, locals said that nine corpses have been recovered after the attack.
An indigene of the area told Channels Television that the gunmen, in their large numbers, stormed Zikpak village in the night and started shooting sporadically. Then they proceeded to neighboring Ungwan Masara and Maraban Kagoro communities and also carried similar attacks with houses burnt.
The latest attack, however, prompted residents of Garaje in Kaura local government to block the Kafanchan-Kagoro road to protest the incessant attacks but they were later dispersed by security operatives.
Meanwhile, seven people were also killed and two others injured after bandits attacked Agwala Magyaki village of Doka Avong District in Kajuru local government on Thursday night.
Several people are said to be missing after the attack while houses were burnt.
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While the police are yet to confirm the incident, the Chairman of Kajuru local government, Cafra Caino told Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) that the bandits invaded the community at about 7 pm and started shooting at people’s houses. Seven people were killed on the spot, while two others were wounded.