Gunmen Storm Kaduna Community, Kill 15, Injure 5

    Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Muri

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Yet to be identified gunmen have invaded a remote village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna Central Senatorial District, killing 15 persons and injuring 5 on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

    Thus was disclosed in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, made available on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

    “On 12/05/2020 at about 0120hrs, the Command received a distress call through DPO Kajuru that a group of Armed Men in large number on Motor Bikes invaded Gonar Rogo a remote village in Kufana district Kajuru LGA.

    ” The attackers started shooting sporadically attacking the villagers and in the process shot and killed fifteen (15) persons, and injured five (5) others,” it stated.

    The police said that on receipt of the information, the Command promptly mobilized Combine Teams of PMF personnel, conventional Police in synergy with the Army and the local Vigilante to the area, embarked on intensive manhunt for the fleeing attackers (currently on-going) and evacuated both the dead and the injured victims to hospital.

    ” More reinforcement of Police Operatives has been drafted to the area for intensive combing and patrol with a view to forestalling further breakdown of Law and Order/Reprisal and arrest of perpetrators.

    “The Commissioner of Police CP UM. Muri is saddened by this attack and appeals for calm as he reiterates the Command’s commitment to apprehend the culprits. He sincerely condoled the affected families on the irreparable losses,” it added.

    The Command called on members of the public to continue to assist the Police with useful information that could help in addressing these challenges and for the possible arrest of these criminals.


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