Police confirm 7 killed, 5 injured in Kaduna attack

Kaduna State has confirmed that seven persons were killed and five others injured Maro village, a between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area the state.

The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige gave the confirmation a statement issued on Thursday Kaduna.

Jalige said the attack occurred on Wednesday at about 7:15pm.

“The armed men entered the village market a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and the process shot some people.

“On receipt the , DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy, but unfortunately seven persons were found dead and five were injured.”

 According to him, both the dead and injured victims were evacuated by the police to Kachia general hospital.

“The dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary while the injured ones are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital.”

Jalige said normalcy had since been restored in the area while investigation and manhunt the fleeing bandits was ongoing.

He assured that of the barbaric act would be caught and made to face justice.

Jalige added command was deeply saddened by the incident and had already beefed up security in the area 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 citizens of the state, ” he said (NAN)