The Police in Kaduna state said it has launched manhunt for bandits that killed 15 villagers in Kajuru local Government Area of the state.
The Kaduna police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige who confirmed the attack in a statement on Tuesday evening said the bandits stormed the village in large numbers on motorbikes in the early hours of Tuesday killing 15 people and injuring 5 others.
“On 12/05/2020 at about 0120hrs, the Command received a distress call through DPO Kajuru that a group of Armed Men in large number 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 fifteen (15) persons, and injured five (5) others” Jalige said.
“We embarked on an intensive manhunt for the fleeing attackers (currently on-going) and evacuated both the dead and the injured victims to the hospital.
“More reinforcement of Police operatives has been drafted to the area for intensive combing and patrol with a view to forestalling further breakdown of law and order/reprisal and arrest of perpetrators.
“The Commissioner of Police CP UM. Muri is saddened by this attack and appeals for calm as he reiterates the command’s commitment to apprehend the culprits. He sincerely condoled the affected families on the irreparable losses.
“The command calls on members of the public to continue to assist the Police with useful information that could help in addressing these challenges and for the possible arrest of these criminals” he added.