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Gunmen kill 6 in xmass eve attack in Southern Kaduna attack

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.as gov’t deploys more security to area

Barely 48 hours after the attack on Nindem village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State by a lone gunman, another attack has been launched at Ungwan Mailafiya in Kwagiri District of Gwong Chiefdom of the same local government living six persons dead.

These attacks, coming on the eve of Christmas festivities were reminiscent of the sad attack at Goska on the eve of last year’s Christmas celebration where scores were killed.

Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Aliyu Mukhtar confirmed the attack, saying the command has swung into action to unmask the attackers.

Similarly, the state government while condemning the attack, said more security agents have been deployed to the area.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan said, the government has been working with security agencies to fortify the general area, to deter escalation and reassure citizens of their safety.

Aruwan said, “Today, the military authorities notified the Kaduna State Government of an attack at Ungwan Mailafiya community that occurred late last night. This follows an attack at Nimdem on the night of 23rd December 2017.

“Accordingly, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, who has temporarily moved to Kafanchan to coordinate the operation, has confirmed that more assets are being deployed to the southern Kaduna area.

“The government is saddened by the latest developments which amount to serious threats to the lives and safety of peace-loving citizens. Negative elements must not be allowed to undo all the hard work done to restore peace and security.

“Government commiserates with the victims and their families. All our communities are enjoined to stand together, and support the security agencies to thwart what looks like a predetermined plot to create anarchy around this period. This has clearly failed, and we enjoin all citizens to put hands together to deny the criminals any opportunity of succeeding in their evil plans.

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