Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai has vowed to punish perpetrators who have unleashed violence and killings in the state.
This is as the result of three persons killed in a fresh attack around the Narayi area of the state, following a violence that broke out in the state on Sunday.
The governor in a state-wide broadcast, in Kaduna, the state capital, said he is saddened at the situation but assured the citizens that the trouble makers will be brought to book.“I address you today, with a heavy heart, saddened by the violence and loss of lives in parts of our state since Thursday, the 18th of October 2018, when unrest broke out in Kaso Magani. The state government promptly imposed a curfew in the area.
We visited Kaso Magani on Friday the 19th of October, 2018, to see things for ourselves, to commiserate with the people and to assess the security situation which had by then, become calm.
“We condemned the violence and extend our sympathy to the victims, the survivors and their families. I assure everyone affected that we will seek justice for them and clearly underline that criminals will be punished according to our laws”.Three persons were killed in a fresh attack around the Narayi area of the, following a violence that broke out in the state on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses said the attackers stormed the community in the early hours of Monday morning and opened fire on some men who were guarding the area.
The men had mobilised themselves to guard the community to avoid any intruder from entering the community because of the curfew.The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, has confirmed the incident saying that investigation into the matter has commenced.
He noted that some group of youths had attacked a team of soldiers deployed to the area to maintain law and order with some dangerous weapons when they were asked to go back, and in the process three among them were shot.
The police boss, however, explained that normalcy has returned to the area following the deployment of more security personnel.Twenty two suspected persons directly involved in the killing of 55 people at Kasuwar Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State were earlier arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.