Monday, 17 April 2017

Gunmen Kill 13 In Southern Kaduna

.We’ll hunt down killers — Gov el-Rufai
..Soldiers, policemen have failed us— Witness By Ben Agande Kaduna—Suspected gunmen, weekend, attacked
Asso village in Kagoma chiefdom of Jama’a Local
Government Area, in the southern part of Kaduna
State, killing about 13 persons. Sources in the village, who alerted newsmen,
alleged that the killings took place at about 7:30
pm on Saturday when numerous gunmen invaded
the community and started shooting sporadically. Governor Nasir el-Rufai, while condemning the
attack in his reaction, also vowed that perpetrators
of the crime would be hunted and brought to
justice. Narrating his experience, one of the residents of
the village, who spoke with journalists, said in the
process of trying to run away from the rampaging
gunmen, several people sustained injuries from
gunshots and had been admitted in the hospital. He said while the attack lasted, no assistance came
from the security personnel, who had been
stationed in that part of the state since last
December. We’ll hunt down killers —el-Rufai But a statement signed by spokesman of Governor
el-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan, said the “governor
charged security agencies to redouble their efforts
in fishing out those behind the killings and to act
promptly on carefully vetted intelligence.” He quoted the governor as saying that the
forthcoming military operation, codenamed
Operation Harbin Kunama II, was a necessary step
towards ending the violence in parts of southern
Kaduna. El-Rufai: The conflicts according to the Agwai Committee arise from the semi-settled Fulani While extending his condolences to the victims and
their families, Governor el-Rufai requested support
from communities to the security agencies as the
Nigerian Army gets set to commence Operation
Harbin Kunama II. He called on the communities in the area to assist
the Nigerian Army with vital information that could
aid a successful clampdown on elements
responsible for the terror attacks on citizens in the
area. According to the state, agencies responsible for
emergency services have been directed to offer
relief materials to the affected people in the area. Soldiers, policemen have failed us—Witness Meanwhile, a man who witnessed the fresh killings
said security personnel deployed in the area had
been unable to bring the violence in the region
under control.

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