The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has expressed sadness over the killing of about 66 people in eight settlements near Maro-Gida village of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State on Thursday night. Among the victims were 22 children and 12 women.

The envoy, in a tweet via her verified twitter handle sympathized with the families of the victims.

She said, although elections are on everyone’s mind, she was profoundly saddened to learn of over 60 deaths in Kajuru.

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