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Kaduna: 21 killed, 10 injured in Kajuru fresh attack

•Police vow to arrest culprits

By Ibrahim Hassan, Kaduna

Bandits on motorbikes have again attacked villages in Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State killing 21 peasants and rustled 50 cows, the Kaduna Police Command has confirmed.

The police said the latest attack and killings in Banono and Anguwan, Aku both in the remote neighbouring villages of Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State was by the armed bandits who invaded the area.

A statement issued and signed by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Yakubu Sabo, condemned the criminal activities of the gunmen, disclosing how 3 people were injured while 10 houses were burnt down by the attackers.

The statement explained that the police Command received “a distress call on 8 April, about 0930HRS, that a group of Armed Men, in large number on Motor Bikes entered Banono and Anguwan Aku both are remote neighbouring villages in Kufana district of Kajuru LGA.”

“The attackers started shooting sporadically attacking the villagers and in the process shot and killed twenty one persons (21), injured three (3) others and torched 10 houses.

“The bandits also rustled about 50 cows. Combine Teams of PMF personnel, conventional Police, Army and the local Vigilante were promptly mobilized to the area, repelled the attack and evacuated both the dead and the injured to hospital.

“While efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing criminals, reinforcement of more Police Operatives have been drafted to the area for intensive combing and patrol with a view to forestall further breakdown of Law and Order/Reprisal and arrest the perpetrators.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, saddened by this attack, has reiterated the Command’s commitment to apprehend the culprits. He sincerely condoled the affected families on the irreparable losses.

“The Command appeals to 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 the criminals.”

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