About 7 persons have been killed in fresh attacks and reprisals in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday at Ungwan Bido village where some local residents were killed and four injured. Also, two children are still missing.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan who confirmed this in a statement says 4 houses were burnt down by the attackers.

It explains that the attack followed a reported killing of one herder, Isiyaka Saidu of Ungwan Pah village on Saturday by unknown persons with deep knives cut on his head.

”But state government has received operational feedback from the military under the auspices of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) highlighting that three persons were arrested from Ungwan Pah and Ungwan Bido villages of the same local government area which include Victor Markus, Gero David and Thankgod Sunday” the statement adds

Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the fresh attacks and loss of lives in Jemaa local government and directed security agencies to investigate and arrest persons involved in the act.

While condoling the families of the deceased and the injured ones, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai appeals to security agencies, traditional rulers, and community leaders to continue to work with state government in sustaining the community peacebuilding efforts.

He also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to urgently provide relief materials to citizens whose houses were burnt and those injured in the attack.

AMINU DALHATU