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El-rufai condemns killings as fresh violence erupts in Kaduna communities

El-rufai condemns killings as fresh violence erupts in Kaduna communities

Violence erupted in Kaduna State recently as a result of an argument between a herder and some farmers over encroachment of animals into their farmlands.

Reports said the herder was killed by farmers, leading to renewed killings in the boundary areas of Kauru and Zangon Kataf local government areas.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday condemned the violence.

Kaduna State commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, explained in a statement he issued on Monday that “the killing of the herder led to an inter-ethnic communal clash erupted during peak market hours in Bakin Kogi Market of Kauru LGA located near its boundaries with Zangon Kataf LGA.

“One Ahmad Aliyu was killed in the violent attack, while two residents, Esther Thomas and Tanko Dakar, were injured and a vehicle was burnt. The situation was brought under control by troops of Operation Safe Haven who then escorted buyers and sellers to safety.

“Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i expressed sadness at the reports and sorely lamented the eruption of violent attacks and clashes in the general area. He expressed deep concern that despite the efforts and hard work of the government, security forces and other critical stakeholders to ensure the gradual return of peace, the killings had caused a setback which must not be allowed to gain ground.

“He condoled the families of those killed, and prayed for the repose of their souls, while wishing the injured a quick recovery.

“The Governor tasked security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the attacks leading to loss of lives in both locations. He further charged all residents to maintain calm and desist from all actions capable of triggering further violence, as security agencies carried out their tasks.

“Security agencies are investigating the incidents and sustaining patrols to restore stability to the general area.”

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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