Security operatives from Nigeria Army and Police have been deployed to Gida Biyu,Akwa’a and Angwan Anjo communities in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State following a violent attack that resulted killing of unconfirmed number of citizens.
Confirming the report, Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson of the Governor said that a detachment of soldiers and police has been drafted to the communities. He said the State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai deplored the murder of citizens in the area.
Aruwan added that the governor condemned the attacks and expressed his condolence to the families of the victims. “The Kaduna State Government condemns the murders that were perpetrated by criminal elements that attacked our communities in Gida Biyu, Akwa’a and Angwan Anjo in Jema’a Local Government Area. The Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, extends his condolence to the survivors and the families of the victims” Aruwan said.
The governor media aid said relevant officials has been directed to take over the treatment of all those wounded in the attack. He said the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is also mobilizing relief materials to the affected communities and persons. “The government has directed relevant officials to taken over the treatment of all those who were wounded. The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is also mobilizing relief materials to the affected communities and persons, and will be taking an inventory of damage in the affected communities” Aruwan added.
He said the government commended security agencies for their prompt response in repelling the attackers, but it urges that active steps be taken to improve intelligence gathering so as to deter attacks and prevent any outbreak of violence in any of our communities. “In this sad moment, the government requests that all residents of the state demonstrate solidarity, share each other’s pains and deny the attackers the pleasure of triggering division and acrimony, in addition to the vile murders they have committed” he said.
According to media report, suspected Fulani herdsmen were alleged to have unleashed terror attack in the area killing 15 villagers and injured several others.