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Policeman, 42 others killed in fresh Kajuru, Sokoto attacks

Festus Abu  and Godwin Isenyo

A total of 43  persons were  on Tuesday shot dead following renewed attacks   on seven communities in Kaduna and Sokoto states by gunmen.

Twenty-seven persons, including a policeman, were allegedly killed in  four communities in   Kajuru  and  Kachia local government areas of Kaduna  while  16 were gunned down in Dalijan, Rakkoni and Kalhu communities in  Rabah LGA in Sokoto.

A source told one of our correspondents that 27 bodies   were recovered   from  Karamai, Gidan Gajere, Gidan Auta and Chibiya,  all in Maro, a border town between Kajuru and Kachia LGAs.

It was also  learnt that two police inspectors  are  still missing after the attacks.

It was learnt that security officials   were immediately deployed in  the villages where the  bodies were recovered from.

One of our correspondents learnt  that over 40 homes  were razed  in the villages by the gangsters.

A source told  one of our correspondents that many villagers had fled their homes following the latest attacks.

No fewer than  130 persons were allegedly killed when unknown gunmen   attacked Kajuru communities  two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal  on Tuesday confirmed that 16 persons were killed by bandits  in Rabah LGA on Monday  night.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that banditry has claimed  81 lives in the state since last year.

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