Kaduna Sues For Calm Over Gunmen Attack

Nasir El-RufaiThe spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in some parts of the country spread to Kaduna State on Monday evening as some marauders stormed Gurguzu village, Igabi local government area of the state, killing four persons and leaving six others with injuries.

The incident happened at about 6:00pm on Monday, when the gunmen, who rode on a motorcycle, stormed a farm in the village and opened fire on the people there.

At least 500 people from the village are presently displaced and taking refuge at a primary school in Rigasa as a result of the attack while the injured are currently recovering in a hospital.

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Meanwhile, the Kaduna State government has asked the citizens to remain calm and go about their lawful business as a manhunt for the attackers continues.

Briefing journalists at the end of the state Security Council meeting, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Tijjani Abdullahi, said, “At about 17:50, that is 5:50pm yesterday. The gunmen invaded the village on bike and killed a farmer and three other co-farmers. They injured four others and similarly many of the victims, the injured ones were rushed to the hospital.

“Immediately, we deployed our men to the area and calm has returned to the village. Our men are patrolling the whole place. Contrary to what is being circulated on the social media, this was what actually happened”.

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