Bandit kill 70 year old man, 6 others in southern Kaduna

In relation to the killing of 7 villagers in Southern Kaduna on Thursday night, Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide instant relief materials to the Gora Gan community with immediate alacrity.

The security agencies presiding on internal security operations in some parts of southern Kaduna have announced that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack on Thursday night.

 

The Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Ariwan, noted on Friday that the security agencies, made up of the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several occasions, including the general market and houses situated along the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan.

He said “troops repulsed the attackers, stabilized the general area and retrieved corpses of seven persons:

Peter Akaho (70) , Ayuba Steven Sheyin (67) ,Jummai Ayuba (55), Ishaya Joel (35),Yakubu Saviour (14) , Ayuba Goodluck (11) and Patience Ayuba (6).”

 

In adherent to his statement, “Security agencies further reported that one person was injured in the attacks, while 13 houses and two shops were burnt in the attack. ”

 

“Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters and police personnel are trailing the attackers.”

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings of innocent citizens as barbaric and inhuman. ”

“He sent condolences to the families that lost their loved ones and prayed for the repose of their souls. The Governor also wishes the injured citizen speedy recovery.

 

“The Governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect.

“The Kaduna State Government has also received a report of sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government. A driver was shot, but has now been stabilized. The Governor has directed an investigation into the circumstances leading to the shootings,” he said.

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