Police deploy detectives as gunmen kill six in Kaduna

September 14, 2019
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Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the killing of six persons in a fresh attack on Fadaman Rimi village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

The command gave the names of the victims as: Saminu, Wosha, Isiya, Titus, Madami and Tanko.

It said detectives have been mobilised to the area on general search mission for possible arrest of the killers.

Kaduna State Police Command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident in a statement said, the attackers also rustled cattle during the incident.

According to him: “Today 14/9/19 at about 0700hrs, the Command received an information that, some suspected Armed Bandits attacked Fadaman Rimi hamlet, a remote settlement from Udawa village in Chukun L G A, shot and killed the following persons; Saminu, Wosha, Isiya, Titus, Madami and Tanko (surnames not yet ascertained) all of the same Village while, one Ikoniya sustained gunsot injury.

“The hoodlums were said have rustled some unknown number of cattle and escaped.

“On receipt of the information, teams of detectives have been mobilised to the area on general search mission for possible arrest of the culprits and recovery of the rustled cattle.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga psc is saddened with this ugly incident and wishes to commiserate with the families of the deceased persons.

“The CP assures the good people of Kaduna State that the perpetrators will be apprehended and be brought to justice.

“He enjoins the public to assist the Police with relevant information on the whereabouts of suspicious persons to enable the Command to ensure adequate proactive security measures.”

Meanwhile, an eye witness said six people were killed by the attackers while many other villagers sustained various degrees of injuries, including gunshots wounds.

According to the source, “The attackers came to our village around 6:00am and killed six of our people and even stole our property and rustled our cows. When they came, we were inside our houses when they started shooting at everybody they saw.

“Many of us escaped by miracle, because as people were running for their dear lives, they were shooting at us. It was a terrible situation.”

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