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Bandits kill 6 in fresh Kaduna community attack

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Bandits have killed six people in an attack on Ewehko, also known as Unguwar Paul, a village under Maro Ward, in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attack occurred around 2:14 PM on Monday, leaving five men and one woman dead.

According to an unofficial source within the local council, the gunmen also looted the village, setting fire to valuables, including farm produce and motorcycles, before retreating into the forest.

The source, speaking anonymously for fear of reprisal, expressed frustration at the recurring attacks in the area.

“Another tragic incident has occurred in our community today. In broad daylight, terrorists launched a deadly assault on Ewehko.

” They set our belongings, six bodies have been discovered, and search efforts continue for others who may be missing in the surrounding bushes,” the source said.

Communities under Maro Ward, including Junction Maro, Ungwan Rogo, and Ewehko, have endured frequent, bloody attacks.

Residents are calling for urgent intervention from federal and state governments to end the violence.

“How can these criminals come as they like to kill, maim, kidnap our people, and destroy their valuables without any one of them being arrested?

‘To us, both President Bola Tinubu, Governor Uba Sani, and all the heads of the security agencies have abandoned us. If not, they should summon courage and stop this carnage now before it is too late,” the source warned.

This latest attack added to a series of violent incidents in the area.

Just last month, Ibrahim Gajere, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Maro Ward and former Political Adviser to the Executive Chairman of Kajuru Local Government, Ishaya Zangson Okan, was killed in Maro.

Additionally, twelve people abducted from Iri village, near Maro, in 2023 remain missing. Their names are Ishaku Ayuba, Dogara Ayuba, Samaniya Donald, Azurfa Adauji, Monday Adauji, Agnes John, Abani John, Eunice Monday, Patience Adauji, Zakariya Adauji, Dorothy Adauji, and Donald Livinus.

As of the time of filing this report, authorities have not issued a statement on the matter.