Gunmen have reportedly launched fresh attacks in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.
This comes barely two weeks after Governor Nasir El-Rufai raised the alarm of killings in the local government.
The Kaduna State Government, in a statement on Tuesday, condemned the attack which it said had spread to neighbouring Kachia local government area.
“The Kaduna State Government has today received the sad news of renewed attacks in Kajuru and Kachia local government areas. The government condemns this recourse to violence and calls on all communities to support the efforts to restore calm in the area.
“Today, the Kaduna State Government was briefed by security agencies of renewed attacks in Kajuru local government area, and in parts of neighbouring Kachia LGA.
“The Kaduna State Government has been assured that the security agencies are working assiduously to contain the situation.
“The Government is saddened by these attacks, condemns the perpetrators and urges all residents of the area to support the security agencies in their efforts to protect communities,” the statement reads.