About five persons, two policemen and three civilians, were killed at Fadan Karshi, in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna State by gunmen who raided a police station in the area, Tuesday night.
Sources said that the attackers, riding on motorcycles, invaded the police station by shooting indiscrinately.
Chairman of the local government council, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu, who confirmed the incident described it as a sad development after the peace treaty recently signed by Fulani herdsmen and the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, in the state.
Adamu said that those injured during the “unprovoked attack” were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital in the area.
Also, spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Aminu Lawan, confirmed the incident, saying investigation had already started to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack.
Governor Mukhtar Yero also condemned the attack, describing it as a provocative attempt by hoodlums to throw the state into confusion.
A statement signed by the Director-General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Mallam Ahmed Mayaki, while consoling families of those who died in the attack said it was condemnable.
The statement read: “We call on people in Fadan Karshi and other parts of the state to remain calm as security forces have already been deployed to maintain law and order in the area. 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.”
Yero added that security agencies had commenced investigation into the matter to track down the criminals, adding that “no stone shall be left upturned in our resolve to bring the perpetrators of this attack and all other criminal assaults on our people in the past to justice.”
He then asked residents of the state to continue to live in peace with one another and to become more vigilant in observing the happenings in their areas with a view to assisting security agencies with relevant information on suspicious persons and movements within and around their communities.