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BREAKING: 8 killed in fresh Southern Kaduna violence

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Abdulaziz Salisu

At least eight people were killed while several others were injured in a new wave of violence in Attakar village of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Credible sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that suspected Fulani gunmen stormed the village in the early hours of Monday and started shooting sporadically.

Although spokesman of the Kaduna Police Command, Aliyu Usman, told DAILY NIGERIAN that only two people were killed in the attack, credible sources in the village insisted that eight people were killed.

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Southern Kaduna came under incessant attacks by suspected Fulani gunmen recently, forcing the state government to intermittently impose curfew on several towns and villages of the area.

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In January, the Nigerian Air Force deployed military jets for surveillance activities over Samaru, Katab, Zonkwa, Kafanchan and other troubled areas in Southern part of Kaduna State, including the Kaduna metropolis.

Foundation stone was also recently laid for the establishment of military formations in Kafanchan and Kachia, in addition to Mobile Police Squadron at Kafanchan.

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