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The Kaduna killings over the weekend sparked protests on Monday as irate youths from the affected area blocked the road and attacked travellers.

It was learnt that a bus was set ablaze during the protest as riot policemen fired into the protesting youths, with a bullet allegedly hitting one of the protesters.

It was an orgy of violence in the northern part of the country that claimed 62 lives in Kaduna and Zamfara states.

In Zamfara State, bandits killed 37 persons and kidnapped 62 others in Juyi and Doruwa villages in the Bungudu Local Government Area, while 20 others were killed in Ganar-Kiyawa village in the Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Saturday.

Twenty-five persons, including two military personnel, were reportedly killed, while a riot policeman allegedly shot a passerby and no fewer than 70 houses were razed on Sunday following an attack by terrorists on Agban Kagoro in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The two local governments are in the Southern Kaduna area of the state and share boundaries.

The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Jema’a and Kaura local government areas of the state.

Source – Punch