From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has condemned the attack on Ungwan Barde community in Kajuru local government area by bandits in the early hours of yesterday.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan stated this in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
According to the statement, the Governor extends its sympathy to the community and the families of the victims, saying the government is appealing for calm in the area and urging all communities to uphold peace.
“Heads of security agencies in Kaduna State have informed Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of an attack on Ungwan Barde community by unknown bandits, today, 10th March 2019. The government condemns this violent attack and extends its sympathy to the families of the victims and the entire community.
“The security agencies have informed the governor that measures are being taken to contain the situation and to secure the general area.
“More troops have been deployed to the community, while the Nigerian Air Force personnel are carrying out aerial surveillance and reconnaissance.
“The security agencies will provide further updates.
“The Governor has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to proceed to the community for immediate assessment and delivery of relief materials.
“The government appeals to all our communities to do their utmost for peace and harmony,” the statement reads.