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.
The community applauded the police for their tireless work in tracing the suspects.
TWO men in their 20s were shot and killed by police at a shack in Clermont this morning.
KwaDabeka SAPS communications officer, W/O Sibusiso Ngcobo said the police have been looking for these suspects after two security guards were brutally shot and killed in Soweto on Wednesday, 10 October.
The two guards were on patrol outside Maponya Mall at about 5pm.
A video, which contains graphic content, has been circulating on social media.
“The Johannesburg Tactical Response Team and the Durban National Intervene Unit were following information which led them to this shack. When police knocked, one of the men started shooting and police retaliated.
“A 38 special gun was found on scene and the two men were wanted for double murder and robbery as the security guards’ guns were stolen on the day of the murder,” said Ngcobo.
He added that the gun would be checked to determine if it was used in any other cases.
When the Highway Mail arrived on scene this morning, the community gathered around in groups discussing this shocking matter.
One of the residents who wished to remain anonymous said he salutes and respects police for a job well done.
“We did not see these men often as they have been here for about two weeks. After seeing that video and hearing stories I have been fearing for my life. Although I could see one of them I wasn’t 100 per cent sure if it was really one of them.
“The brutality that you see in that video is shocking,” he said.
The residents said they have been awake since 3am as police started searching from the bottom of the road until they arrived at the shack.
“We heard them knocking, I think one of the men inside started shooting at the police and they and they where over powered by the police and was arrested