Fifteen persons were reported killed by unknown armed men, on Tuesday, at Gonar Rogo village, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

This was confirmed by the State Police Command. 

In a statement issued by the command spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige, the police vowed to arrest the culprits.

According to Jalige, the command received a distress call on Tuesday through the DPO Kajuru that a group of armed men on motorbikes invaded Gonar Rogo, a remote village in Kufana district, Kajuru LGA.

“The attackers started shooting sporadically, attacking the villagers and in the process shot and killed 15 persons, and injured five others,” he said.

He explained that, immediately the call was received, the command mobilised a combined team of PMF personnel, conventional police in along side the army and the local vigilante to the area.

”While we embarked on an intensive manhunt for the fleeing attackers, both the dead and the injured victims were evacuated to hospital,” he said.

According to him, reinforcement has been drafted to the area “for intensive combing and patrol, with a view to forestalling further breakdown of law and order or reprisal attacks, as well as the arrest of perpetrators.”

The command told the residents not to panic as the situation is under control. 

It also urged members of the public to continue to assist the police with useful information that could help in apprehending the culprits.


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