By Sumayyah Auwal Usman
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, has condemned the attack on Monday, which spanned Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages in Kauru local government area.
In a statement signed by the commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Aruwan, El-Rufa’i “expressed his sadness over the attack and condemned it as an action of depraved entities stripped of every shred of humanity. He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims and sent his condolences to their families. The Governor tasked security agencies working in the area to sustain thorough investigations into the incident.”
According to the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven report, armed assailants attacked the mentioned villages early on Monday morning and swiftly left six residents dead. The deceased have been identified as:
- Joseph Maza
- Timvan Cibi Ciwo
- Monday Titus
- Asabe Magani
- Laraba Danladi
- Yosi Danladi
In addition to the casualties, it was reported that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were razed during the attack. Some maize crops were also destroyed.