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APC condemns Kaura killings, suspends town hall meeting

THE attack on the Kaura Local Government by bandits has been condemned by the Kaduna State All Progressives Congress Campaign Council as shocking and unfortunate.

There were at least 28 fatalities and numerous injuries as a result of the attacks.

Reports on Sunday night, reveals that terrorists are responsible for killing over 28 persons in two separate attacks in the Kagoro Chiefdom towns of Malagum 1 and Sokwong in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Mathias Siman, the council chairman, could only confirm that seven persons were brutally Killed in the Sokwong village when he reported the event to newsmen yesterday.

Just five days had passed since an incident in Malagum 1 that claimed the lives of three people.

In a statement issued today by its Director General, Professor Muhammad Bello, the campaign council commiserated with “Malagum and Sokwong communities in Kaura Local Government Area, where several people were reportedly killed.

“The unfortunate attack, which is coming on the heels of relative peace in Kaduna State, following ariel bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force and attacks by ground troops, has thrown Kaura Area Council, Kaduna State and the entire country into mourning over the loss of lives and properties,” he said.

He added that “as a mark of respect to the souls of the deceased, and in mourning with the families of the bereaved, the Kaduna State APC Campaign Council has suspended its Town Hall Meeting, which was scheduled to (be held) on Wednesday, 21st December, 2022.”

The statement said that the “Campaign council is extending its condolence to the Kagoro traditional institution, the good people of Kaura Local Government Council and Kaduna State Government, over this unfortunate incident.”

It also stated that the campaign council was praying “for the repose of the souls of the dead and we hope that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will be apprehended and brought to book soon. We equally pray for a peaceful and prosperous Kaduna State and Nigeria in general.”

Bello, who is also the Mainan Zazzau, praised “the prompt response of security agents for containing the situation from escalating into another round of crisis and bloodletting.”

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