KADUNA KILLINGS: El-Rufai meets Buhari following fresh attacks

Once again, President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

On February 19, an emergency security meeting at the state house, with heads of security agencies and governors of some select northern states including Gov. El-Rufai, to discuss security in the region.

The governor may have used the opportunity of the meeting to brief the president on the fresh violent attacks in some communities in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of the state.

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El-Rufai had earlier via a statement issued by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed fresh attacks on some communities in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas of the state.

An unspecified number of people were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen following a fresh attack on Karmai village in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attack is believed to be yet another reprisal over the recent killing of Fulanis in the area.

Reports say gunmen dressed in military uniforms in hundreds, invaded the community early Tuesday morning, shooting at people and burning houses.

There are claims that villagers attempted to repel the attackers, but could not withstand the superior fire power of the gunmen.

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