By Ben Agande
The Kaduna state police command, Tuesday, said 21 persons were killed while 50 cattles were rustled in an attack by armed bandits in Banono and Anguwan Aku in Kajuru Local government area of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer for the state, DSP Yakubu Sabo said three other persons were injured while ten houses were burnt by the bandits who he said “came in large numbers on motor bikes”. No arrest has been made.
The statement reads:
“On 08/04/19 at about 0930HRS, we received a distress call that a group of Armed Men in large number on motorbikes entered Banono and Anguwan Aku both are remote neighbouring villages in Kufana district of Kajuru LGA. The attackers started shooting sporadically attacking the villagers and in the process shot and killed twenty one persons (21), injured three (3) others and torched ten (10) houses. The bandits also rustled about fifty (50) cows.
“Combine Teams of PMF personnel, conventional Police, Army and the local Vigilante were promptly mobilized to the area, repelled the attack and evacuated both the dead and the injured to hospital.
“While efforts are on to apprehend the fleeing criminals, reinforcement of more Police Operatives have been drafted to the area for intensive combing and patrol with a view to forestall further breakdown of law and order/rreprisal and arrest the perpetrators.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Ahmad Abdurrahman is saddened by this attack and has reiterated the Command’s commitment to apprehend the culprits. He sincerely condoled the affected families on the irreparable losses.
“The Command appeals to 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” the statement added.