By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Swift intervention of the Nigerian Police, prevented loss of many lives at the Maro Market in Kaduna State, when gunmen wearing military uniform invaded, shooting sporadically, killing seven and injuring five others.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, made available to AUTHENTIC News Daily on Thursday February 13, explained that the injured and dead have been conveyed to the Kachia General Hospital.
“The Command has received a sad information from DPO Kachia that on 12/2/2020 at about 1915hrs some unknown gunmen in military uniform invaded, Maro Village a border community between Kajuru and Kachia local government all of Kaduna state.
“The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot some people.
“On receipt of the information, DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilized patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy but unfortunately seven (7) persons were found dead and five (5) were injured.
” Both the dead and injured victims were evacuated by the Police to Kachia general hospital.
“The dead bodies deposited in the mortuary while the injured are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital. Normalcy has since been restored in the area. Investigation and manhunt of the fleeing bandits is ongoing with a view to bringing the perpetrators of this barbaric act of criminality to justice.
“The command is deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident and has already beefed up security in the area to ensure no further break dawn of law.
“The command Calls on the general public to promptly report any suspicious activities or persons to the nearest security agencies with a view to pro actively preventing re-occurrence of such dastardly act against the law abiding citizens of the State.”