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Terrorists kill 32 people in Kajura in Kaduna State

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Terrorists on motorcycles killed 32 people and set fire to houses in several villages in the Kajura area of Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state on Sunday, the state government said on Thursday.

Armed gangs are rife across Nigeria’s northwest where they rob or kidnap for ransom, and violence has increasingly spread to other areas.

The attackers hit the villages of Dogon Noma, Ungwan Sarki and Ungwan Maikori, the statement from the state’s ministry of internal security and home affairs said.

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“An Air Force helicopter … dispatched to the location, had earlier scanned the first two locations and sighted burnt houses and properties on fire,” it added.

“The helicopter intercepted the bandits at the last location (Ungwan Maikori) and engaged them as they retreated, before the arrival of ground troops.”

Early Thursday, Over 80 people were said to have been kidnapped by bandits who invaded Kwari village in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina and set their food barns and local shops on fire.

At the end of March, terrorists blew up a train between the state’s capital, Kaduna, and the national capital Abuja, killing eight passengers, injuring 26 and holding others for ransom.

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