No fewer than 66 persons have been confirmed killed in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Friday.
Kaduna state government confirmed the incident and warned all communities against instigating attacks or reprisals.
A government statement by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i on Friday in Kaduna, said that security agencies have been deployed to the area, while arrests have been made.
“Security agencies today reported the recovery of 66 bodies that were killed in attacks by criminal elements on various dispersed hamlets in the Maro Gida and Iri axis of Kajuru LGA.
“The settlements affected include Ruga Bahago, Ruga Daku, Ruga Ori, Ruga Haruna, Ruga Yukka Abubakar, Ruga Duni Kadiri, Ruga Shewuka and Ruga Shuaibu Yau.