Kaduna State Police Command has
confirmed that seven persons were killed and five others injured in Maro
village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area of
The Command Public Relations
Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige gave the confirmation in a statement issued on
Thursday in Kaduna.
Jalige said the attack occurred on
Wednesday at about 7:15pm.
“The armed men entered the village
market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot
“On receipt of the information, DPO
Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore
normalcy, but unfortunately seven persons were found dead and five were
According to him, both the
dead and injured victims were evacuated by the police to Kachia general
“The dead bodies have been deposited
in the mortuary while the injured ones are currently receiving treatment at the
Jalige said normalcy had since been
restored in the area while investigation and manhunt of the fleeing bandits was
He assured that perpetrators of the
barbaric act would be caught and made to face justice.
Jalige added that the command was
deeply saddened by the incident and had already beefed up security in the area
to ensure no further break down of law and order.
“The command calls on the general
public to promptly report any suspicious activities or persons to the nearest
security agencies with a view to proactively prevent re-occurrence of such
dastardly acts against law abiding citizens of the state, ” he said (NAN)