Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has not only maintained that his story of people being killed in Southern Kaduna is true, he insists that more than 66 people were killed.

The governor said the actual number of persons killed in the attack last Friday in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state was 130 and not the 66 he said.

He had last Friday, raised the alarm that unknown gunmen had killed 66 persons in the area.

However, addressing State House correspondents on Tuesday, the governor said that based on the security briefings he has received, that the actual number of those killed was 130 and not 66.

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Governor El-Rufai also described those doubting the killings as “grossly irresponsible”.

On the eve of the earlier scheduled general election, the governor had said that 66 persons were killed by unknown attackers.

Many people had doubted the Governor over the report. But coming out from a security meeting he convened, attended by the governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, as well as the security chiefs, he said he got the figures based on the daily security briefings he receives as chief security officer of the state.

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