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Kaduna govt confirms killing of six in Kauru LG

The Kaduna State government has confirmed the killing of six persons in an attack on some communities in Kauru Local Government Area of the state.…

The Kaduna State government has confirmed the killing of six persons in an attack on some communities in Kauru Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, yesterday said gunmen attacked Ungwan Magaji, Kigam, Kisicho and Kikoba villages on Monday morning and killed six persons.

The deceased are: Joseph Maza, Timvan Cibi Ciwo, Monday Titus, Asabe Magani, Laraba Danladi and Yosi Danladi.

He added that eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and a generator were reportedly razed during the attack, and that some maize crops were also destroyed.

He said troops responded to a distress call, and engaged the attackers, forcing them to retreat.

“Investigations are ongoing in the general area. Government will keep the public abreast of developments in Kauru LGA,” he said.

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