El-Rufai condemns Kauru attack  

Nasir-El-Rufai Kaduna state gov

Gov. Nasir has condemned in the strongest terms, Monday’s attack on Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kauru Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan stated in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said, “According to a report from the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, armed assailants the mentioned villages early on Monday morning, and swiftly left six residents dead.

“Responding to a distress call, troops arrived the location and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.”

He said, in addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were razed during the attack.

“Some maize crops were also destroyed,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the governor expressed sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity.

He prayed the repose of the souls of the victims, and sent his condolences to their families.

The statement said that the governor tasked security agencies in the area to sustain investigations into the incident.

“Investigations are ongoing in the general area.

“Government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA.”

Aruwan said the military and other security agencies are with the of Kaduna and Plateau States to contain the renewed cycle of violence in Kauru LGA of Kaduna and Bassa LGA of Plateau.(NAN)