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Nigeria: Gunmen kill 34 in attack on Christian community in Kaduna State

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“Gunmen kill 34 in attack on Christian community in Kaduna State, Nigeria,” Barnabas Fund, September 30, 2021:

Gunmen killed 34 people and razed several houses on Sunday 26 September in an attack on Madamai village in Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Seven others injured in the raid were rushed to hospital….

In confirming the incident, Samuel Aruwan, the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the attack.

Aruwan said that troops called to the location succeeded in forcing the assailants to withdraw after an intense exchange of gunfire. He added that the attackers had set several houses ablaze at one end of the village. Troops put out the fire in three of the houses, rescuing six villagers.

Michael Magaji, a church leader in nearby Kafanchan, also verified the incident the following day.

He reported that the assailants shot sporadically in the air during the attack, and that most of the victims are women and children. Thirteen members of the same family were among those killed….

The population of the Kaura LGA is 95% Christian….

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