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119 killed, 2000 persons displaced in Kaduna attack – SEMA

240 houses were burnt, 119 people killed, and 22 persons injured and hospitalised.

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, on Tuesday said it had registered 2,000 persons displaced by the attack on three villages in Kaura Local Government Area.

The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dogo Makama, told journalists in Kaduna that the agency had assessed the needs of those affected and would soon offer assistance to them.

He said during the assessment, 240 houses were discovered burnt, 119 people killed, and 22 persons injured and hospitalised.

Mr. Makama said the 2,000 displaced persons had been camped at Bandon Community Secondary school, adding that the agency would, this week, distribute relief materials to them.

Some of the items to be distributed include maize, rice, garri, sugar, palm oil, groundnut oil, bathing soap, washing soap, mattress, blanket, salt, rubber plate and bucket.

Mr. Makama condoled with the residents of the affected communities over the loss, assuring that SEMA would do its best to facilitate their quick return home.

Gunmen had on Saturday, March 16, attacked residents of Angwan Gata, Tyeken and Angwan Sankwai, all in Kaura area of the state.

 

(NAN)

 

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