Over 500 members of Kate community in Rigasa ward of Igabi Local Government of Kaduna State have fled their homes after gunmen killed four people, and injured six.
The gunmen invaded Gurguzu community Monday evening, close to Maguzawa, a suburb of Rigasa in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A witness told PREMIUM TIMES hundreds had taken refuge at a primary school at a nearby village.
“Not less than 500 people from Gurguzu village are presently displaced and taking refuge at Karshen Kwalta primary school in Rigasa,” said Sa’ad Abubakar.
The Kaduna State government asked the citizens to “remain calm and go about their lawful businesses”, as it had launched a manhunt for the killers.
Witnesses say the gunmen, who arrived at about 6PM on motorcycles, stormed a farm in the village shot farmers.
Four people were reported killed immediately while, while four others were injured.
While confirming the incident, the commissioner of police, Ibrahim Adamu, told journalists that all security agencies have already left to the scene to assess the situation on ground.
“I assure you, all the culprits will never go scot free. We shall find them and bring them to book,” he said.
“We shall also ensure the prevention of such crisis happening in the state so long as we are on ground,” Mr. Adamu said.
In an earlier briefing after the state security council meeting, an assistant commissioner of police, Ahmed Abdullahi said the gunmen invaded the village on bike and killed four farmers.
“Immediately, we deployed our men to the area, calm has returned and our men are patrolling the whole place. Contrary to what is been circulated on the social media, this is what actually happened,” he said.
The chairman, Interim Management Committee of Igabi Local Government, Jabir Khamis, said about 500 people from the village had been displaced and the government was taking care of them.
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