Terrorists on Sunday night reportedly killed over 28 people in separate attacks in Malagum 1 and Sokwong communities of Kagoro Chiefdom in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Council Chairman, Hon. Mathias Siman confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on Monday and said he could only confirm seven people were gruesomely killed in Sokwong Community.
The attack is coming barely five days after an attack was launched in Malagum 1 killing three persons. According to him, all the houses in Sokwong Community had been completely razed down by the terrorist adding that he is yet to confirm the killings in Malagum one. Mathias urged residents in the area to remain calm as security agencies were being deployed to investigate the area.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Kaura Local Government Area, Hon. Atuk Stephen said over 22 people had been confirmed killed in Malagum 1, while eight were said to have been killed in Sokwong. Atuk described the killings as deadly while calling on the Federal Government and security agencies to redouble their efforts to curtail renewed killings in the area. “Attacks in our area have been consistent and multi-dimensional with efforts of the security operatives and government not seen or felt,” he added.
The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.