The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday said no
fewer than 16 persons were killed by unknown gunmen at
Barde Village under Maro in Kajuru Local Government
Area of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu
Sabo, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Kaduna.
Sabo said at about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, some unknown
armed men entered Barde Village under Maro in Kajuru
Local Government Area and started shooting sporadically
which resulted to the death of 16 persons.
He said on receipt of the information, the command
mobilised teams of police operatives led by Kajuru
Divisional Police Officer (DPO) along side military
personnel with a view to apprehend the perpetrators and
restore normalcy to the area.
He added that operation was ongoing and the situation
had been brought under control.
”While investigation is in progress, the Commissioner of
Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has vowed to uncover the
masterminds of this dastardly act and bring them to
justice,” he said.
He appealed for calm and extended his heartfelt
condolences to the families of those who were affected
by the recent carnage.