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Death toll in Southern Kaduna attacks now 45 — Commissioner

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The Kaduna state government on Tuesday confirmed that three more bodies were recovered following the vicious attacks by bandits on Southern Kaduna communities of Mandai, Kaura Local Government Area of the state.

This new revelation officially brings to 45, the number of people who lost their lives during the dastardly act.

Recall that the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Monday said 34 persons were killed by suspected bandits at Madamai, Kaura Local Government Area of the state.

He had also said eight persons were killed in Zango-Kataf.

However, on Tuesday, in a statement released shortly after his visit to the scenes of the attacks, the commissioner said three additional corpses were recovered by security agencies.

Aruwan added that the search and rescue operations were still in progress.

The statement is titled, ‘Three corpses recovered in Kaura, Zangon Kataf LGAs’.

The Commissioner said, “Following weekend attacks in Madamai and Kacecere villages of Kaura and Zangon Kataf local government areas, security agencies on Tuesday recovered three more corpses.

“According to security agencies, two corpses were recovered in Madamai while one was found in Kacecere. The search-and-rescue operation is still in progress and the government will continue to update the public.”

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