No fewer than five villagers have been killed after bandits reportedly invaded the Madamai village in Kagoro Chiefdom, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The PUNCH reports that the attack was confirmed in a statement issued by the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday.
According to Aruwan, the bandits razed nine houses, three vehicles while one vehicle was completely vandalized during the attack.
The Commissioner listed the names of those killed by the hoodlums as Janet Yakubu, Gambo Yakubu, Jonathan Adamu, Mrs Monday as well as Humphrey Barnabas.
He said the Acting Governor of the state, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe has condemned the attack and appealed for calm.
The Commissioner said, “Acting Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe has condemned as shocking and inhuman, an attack which left five residents dead in Kaura LGA.
“This came after troops of Operation Safe Haven reported to the Kaduna State Government that Madamai village in Kagoro Chiefdom, Kaura LGA, was attacked by unidentified assailants. Five people were killed, and nine houses, as well as three vehicles, were burnt, while one vehicle was vandalized.
“The deceased have been identified as follows: Janet Yakubu, Gambo Yakubu, Jonathan Adamu, Mrs Monday, Humphrey Barnabas
“The Acting Governor received the report with sadness and condemned the resurgence of gruesome violence in the area. She prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls and sent heartfelt condolences to their families.
“The Acting Governor also appealed to residents to remain calm and directed security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the incident. Security personnel are conducting patrols and investigations in the area.” ENDS…