“I do not know how many they are actually but they are heavily armed.”
Gunmen on Tuesday evening attacked a police post killing two policemen and four other residents of Fadan Karshi Village in Southern Kaduna, residents have said.
A resident who escaped during the attack told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen covered their faces so as not to be identified.
“I do not know how many they are actually but they are heavily armed. Those of us around the police station all ran for our lives with our families,” a resident, who did not want his name mentioned for security reasons, said.
The Kaduna police spokesperson, Aminu Lawal, told state officials that the casualty is yet to be verified.
Security personnel have since been drafted to the village and calm restored even though movement is now restricted.
In a statement issued by the state government after the attack, Governor Ramalan Yero condemned the attack on the police post.
The governor described the act as a “provocative attempt by hoodlums to throw the state into confusion.”
The Governor condoled with families of victims of the attack.
“We call on people in Fadan Karshi and other parts of the State to remain calm as security forces have already been deployed in the area to maintain law and order. We should remain united and resolute in resisting obvious attempts by agents of darkness to create confusion and sow seeds of discord in our State,” he said.
In the statement issued by Mr. Yero’s spokesperson, Ahmed Maiyaki, the governor also said security agencies have already commenced investigation into the matter and are on the track of the criminal.
“No stone shall be left unturned in our resolve to bring perpetrators of this attack and all other criminal assault on our people in the past to justice,” he said.
The Governor called on residents of Kaduna State to continue to live in peace with one another and to become more vigilant in observing happenings in their areas with a view to assisting security agencies with relevant information on suspicious persons and movements within and around their communities.