At the very least 10 residents have been killed when gunmen attacked a group in Kaduna State, the police have mentioned.
The Kaduna police spokesperson mentioned the assault occurred on Sunday at Ungwan Pa Gwandara group in Jagindi Ward of Jema’a Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State.
The gunmen attacked the group at about 9:30 p.m. focusing on a ceremony being held there.
The Kaduna police spokesperson, Yakubu Sabo, mentioned on Monday that the victims have been evacuated to a close-by hospital.
He mentioned extra safety personnel had been deployed to the realm.
“The assault came about on Sunday round 9:30 p.m. by unknown gunmen who attacked the group when the villagers have been having a ceremony, taking pictures sporadically.
“Ten folks have been killed and others acquired injured. A mixed workforce of police, army and civil defence beneath the management of the realm commandant in Kafanchen rushed to the realm to evacuate the victims to a hospital,” he mentioned.
In line with him, a search operation for the perpetrators was nonetheless ongoing by the workforce of safety personnel. He mentioned the state police commissioner had directed that his deputy commissioner ought to lead the search operation in addition to meet with group elders to make sure that the disaster doesn’t escalate.
A press release from the Kaduna State Safety Council issued by an aide to Governor Nasir El’Rufai said that the deployment of troops is meant to additional safe the realm and supply the ambiance for in depth investigation of the unhappy incident, and the apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.
Condemning the assault, Mr El-Rufai mentioned that prison components should not be allowed to divide folks and wantonly take lives.
“The governor has despatched a message of condolence to the group, expressing his deep disappointment on the lack of lives and his sympathy for the victims and their households.
“The federal government additionally urged that anyone with helpful data on the assault to kindly contact the safety businesses,” he mentioned.
The assertion added that the governor has additionally directed Jema’a neighborhood authorities council and the State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency work in the direction of taking good care of victims receiving medical consideration and supply reduction supplies to the group.