Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned Monday’s attack on Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho, and Kikoba in Kauru LGA, leaving six people dead.
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan revealed this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.
“According to a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, armed assailants attacked the mentioned villages early on Monday morning and swiftly left six residents dead,” said Mr Aruwan. “Responding to a distress call, troops arrived at the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.”
In addition to the casualties, he noted that the attackers razed eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle, and a generator. “Some maize crops were also destroyed,” added the commissioner.
The commissioner said the governor expressed sadness over the attack and condemned it as an act of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims and sent his condolences to their families.
The statement said the governor tasked security agencies working to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.
“Investigations are ongoing in the general area. The government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA,” stated Mr Aruwan.
He further noted that the military and other security agencies were working with the governments of Kaduna and Plateau to contain the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru LGA of Kaduna and Bassa LGA of Plateau.