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Bandit Kill 30 and Abducts Scores of Others in Fresh Kaduna Attack

The incident happened during the early hours of Friday, 25th March

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA. KADUNA STATE: Bandits have attacked about nine different communities under Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, killed 30, abducted an unspecified number of people, and burned houses.

The incident, which happened during the early hours of Friday, 25th March, affected Dillalai, Zango Tama, Kaya, Barebari, Anguwan Bakko, Gidan Alhajin Kida, Kadanya, and Durumi communities. 

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According to a member of Vigilante Group in one of the affected communities, Mansur Ibrahim told the journalists that the evil dues who attacked Kaduna State villages took away over 100 cows, burnt many houses, and took away some foodstuffs, including vehicles.   

Ibrahim added that the Dillalai community was well affected by the recent attack. In the  Dillalai alone, 15 persons were killed, five commercial trucks and houses were burnt. A Church in Zangon Tama was also burnt. 

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Also, Ibrahim said that 15 persons from other villages were confirmed killed while some died in the hospital while receiving treatment.

Constituted committee

However, in profiling lasting solutions to the ongoing crises in Kaduna State, the state government has constituted a committee that will look and help find answers to the lingering problems in the state. 

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According to the Deputy Governor of the state, Hadiza Balarabe, who constituted the joint committee, the committee has only one week to submit the report of their findings to the state government for further review.  

Therefore, the committee is headed by the Administrator of Kafanchan Municipal Authority, Phoebe Sukai Yayi, and has the chairpersons of Jema’a, Kaura, and Zangon Kataf as members of the committee, Balaraba noted.

Other committee members include; the representatives of Jama’a tul Nasir Islam (JNI), Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN), and members from the affected communities.

Balaraba urged the committee to work collectively to look into the causes of conflict in the areas and develop a solution to end the ongoing crises within the shortest period.

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