By Auta Obadiah Dauda

The Police in Kaduna state have confirmed the killing of 15 persons in Southern Kaduna by armed bandits.

A statement issued by the Police spokesman in the state, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said the attack took place in the early hours of Tuesday.

“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,” the statement said.

On receipt of the information, the Command disclosed that it 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.

“The Command calls 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,” the statement added.

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