Terrorists storm Kaduna villages in helicopter, massacre 32 villagers


One of the villages burnt down by the bandits

Terrorists have killed 32 villagers and burnt several houses in several communities in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The affected villages are Ungwan Gamu, Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki and Maikori.

The attack reportedly took place on Sunday.

The police are yet to confirm the incident, but the District Head of Kufena, Titus Dauda , told Channels Television that the attacks occurred on Sunday and that 32 people lost their lives while a church and several houses were destroyed in the process.

A resident of one of the communities, also claimed that a helicopter was seen shooting at the residents from the air, while the remaining bandits were on the ground to attack any fleeing residents.

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However, a top security source countered the claim, saying that the military engaged the bandits both by ground and air, adding that this eventually forced the bandits to retreat.

Amnesty International has condemned the horrific killing of 32 people as a result of bandit’s raid on the villages of Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki and Ungwan Maikori in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state on Sunday.

The body said the frequent violent attacks on Southern Kaduna communities must stop.

Amnesty International added that it was unacceptable that despite security measures put in place, bandits could storm these areas in large numbers on motorcycles to raze houses, and slaughter people.

“We call on Nigerian authorities to investigate this incidence and bring the perpetrators to justice,” it said.

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