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Following attacks by suspected herdsmen in three communities in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, seven people have been killed while one person was abducted.

Five others who sustained injuries were said to have been taken to the Sabon Tasha General Hospital, Kaduna.

According to Peter Aboki, President of Gbagyi Development Union (GDU), the attack started in the early hours of Thursday up till about 4:00pm as the headsmen went from village to village.

The affected villages are Akwunakwo, Kabirasha and Damba. Two people were killed in Akwunakwo where the attack started in the early hours of Thursday.

“I have not received information about any casualty, except the abduction of a deaf and dumb person by the invaders.

“This is because by the time the headsmen got there, the villagers had fled following news of the attack on Kwunakwo.

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Aboki said, “Damba village was attacked at about 4:00pm and five people were killed. We suspect that the attack was by the same people.”

The headsmen burnt houses, food stuffs and vehicles during the attacks on the villages.

He said communities along that axis are becoming a no-go area as a result of the deadly activities of the headsmen.

“We know that government is doing its best to address the security situation, but we want government to do more because people are being killed or abducted almost on a daily basis,” he added.

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