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A UN official,  António Guterres  has mandated the Nigerian government to fish out  those who carried out an attack on a community in Kaduna and  bring them to justice.

Guterres condemns the attack that has so far claimed the lives more than  70 people in Kaduna state and  sends his condolences to the families of the victims.

António Guterres who is the Secretary General of the United Nations  strongly condemned an attack on Birnin-Gwari village in Kaduna state that led to the killing of dozens of people while many others were injured and properties destroyed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Guterres, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, underscored the need to hold the perpetrators to account.

Report reaching reportngr.com  had indicated that, at least 70 people, including children, have so far been murdered in the attack that was carried out  on Satuday, May 5, 2018 in Gwaska village  Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state Nigeria . “Those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice,” the secretary-general said in the statement while also expressing his continued concern over the unending  violence in the region and urged all security agents  to “work together to bring peace and stability to the country.”

The UN chief extended his condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the government and people of Nigeria, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. In April 14, miners were reportedly killed in an attack by gunmen in the same area.  Guterres noted that Nigeria has been facing a long-running Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and driven over two million people from their homes.

Earlier report stated that barely one week after the massacre of local miners at Janruwa village, in Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, 27 people were killed in another attack in Gwaska village on Saturday, May 5. The armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara state, encircled Gwaska up to Kuiga village around 2.30pm on Saturday, May 5, shooting sporadically and killing people mostly children.

The United Nations secretary general urged individuals with useful information on the identity of the perpetrators to bring it forward.

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