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Three persons have been confirmed dead, while many sustained injuries in an attack in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

According to a statement by Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, on Friday in Kaduna, injured victims were now receiving treatment in hospital.

“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that Machun and Manuka villages in Zangon Kataf LGA were attacked by unidentified persons, leaving three residents dead and several others injured.

“According to the report, police personnel responded to a distress call from Machun village, and mobilised there.

“On arrival, they were also alerted by gunshots from neighbouring Manuka.

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“As the assailants fled the area, the operatives found the corpses of three victims”, he said.

The Commissioner added that Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report of the incident with sadness, and prayed for the repose of the residents killed while sending condolences to their families.

He also wished the injured persons a quick recovery, while urging security agencies working in the area to ensure thorough investigations of the matter.

Aruwan said the governor equally urged intensification of efforts towards apprehending the perpetrators of the attacks.

Aruwan said security agencies are sustaining operations in the area.