From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
Kaduna State Government has vowed to arrest the attackers at Nindem village, Jema’a local government area of Southern Kaduna.
The incident occurred last Friday night at the village when suspected gunmen stormed the area to attack villagers.
The spokesman of the Kaduna government, Samuel Aruwan who made the disclosure in a statement said the state government wants the hard won peace in the area sustained and the culprits brought to book.
“Security forces have informed the Kaduna State Government that there was an attack in Nimdem village on the night of Friday, 22nd December 2017. The government was further briefed, that arrests have been made and investigation is ongoing.
“The government condemns this incident, and calls on all stakeholders to help uphold peace by working to avoid escalation and by supporting the security forces.
“Government commiserates with the families of the victims in this sad moment. The grief and pain these acts of violence leave in their wake can be devastating. It is important that all communities stand firm against any threat to peace, and reject those who might want to reprise the terrible events of December 2016.
“Government appeals for calm as security forces take action to restore peace and stability. Nobody should be allowed to truncate the right of citizens to live in peace and enjoy safety, or thwart their legitimate expectations of celebrating Christmas and the New Year in peace.”