The Kaduna State Governor, Muktar Ramalan Yero has visited Aduwan Gida village in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the state where he promised to bring to book the culprits of last Saturday’s attack in which five members of a family were killed.
The attackers reportedly stormed a compound and opened fire on the family members observing the anniversary of the death of the leader of the family. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Kaduna State has seen similar shootings where gunmen raided villages, killing scores in what police often describe as armed robbery attacks.
At the home of the family of the deceased, Mr. Yero condemned the attack, describing it as unwarranted, while giving the assurance that the perpetrators of the act will be apprehended and prosecuted accordingly.
Also at the residence of the traditional ruler of the village, Nuhu Bature, the governor restated government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives and property of the entire people of the state.
The governor also visited the surviving victims of the attack at the Saint Louis hospital where he directed that they should be transferred to the 44 Nigerian Army reference hospital for proper medical attention.
While reiterating his administration’s commitment to ensuring genuine peaceful co-existence in Kaduna State, Mr. Yero vowed to deal with any person or group found attempting to cause a breach of the peace.