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Herdsmen kill 13 in Southern Kaduna

Suspected herdsmen at the weekend attacked Asso Village in Kagoma Chiefdom of Jama’a local government area, part of the troubled the southern part of Kaduna state, killing about 13 persons.

Sources in the village who alerted newsmen to the incidence alleged that the killings took place at about 7:30 pm on Saturday when numerous armed herdsmen invaded the community and started shooting sporadically.

Governor Nasir El Rufai while condemning the incidence in his reaction also vowed that perpetrators of the heinous crime would be hunted and brought to justice.

Narrating his experience, one of the residents of the village who spoke with journalists said in the process of trying to run away from the rampaging herdsmen, several sustained injuries from gunshots and have been admitted to the hospital.

He said while the attack lasted, no assistance came from the security personnel who had been stationed in that part of the state since last year December.

In a statement issued in Kaduna and signed by the Spokesman of the governor, Samuel Aruwan he said the “Governor charged security agencies to redouble their efforts in fishing out those behind the killings, and to act promptly on carefully vetted intelligence”

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