No fewer than five persons have been confirmed killed while several houses
burnt during an attack by unidentified gun men at Kiri village in Attakar Chiefdom
of Kaura local government of Kaduna State.
The attack on the village bordering Ryom Local Government Area of Plateau State is
coming after the several months of relative peace in the southern part of Kaduna state.
Kaduna State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo who confirmed
the attack however said, investigations had been launched to unravel the identity of the
attackers and bring them to book.
An eye witness, Mr. Sunday Bulus told our Correspondent that, the attackers invaded the
community around 4M on Thursday evening and shot sporadically at the armless villagers
“In the process, five persons were killed while two others are still missing. A number of
houses including, the new Police Outpost were burnt and vandalised respectively.” He narrated.
Meanwhile, the police spokesman also confirmed that, the armed hoodlums stormed
the village, shooting sporadically and the process killed the villagers.
According to him, “some armed hoodlums came to the village on Thursday, shooting
sporadically and shot one man, named Daniel who was later rushed to the hospital.
“Upon receiving information, the area commander of Kafanchan rushed to the scene
and chased the hoodlums who ran into a hill bordering Kaura and Ryom Local Government
area of Plateau State. “And this morning while our men were combing the area they discovered
four corpses and the 35 year Daniel whom was injured yesterday later died, making
five persons dead.
“Police have taken over situation in the state as everywhere in the village is calm and
patrol is ongoing in the surrounding area.” He said.
The PPRO stressed that, preliminary investigation shows that the attackers may have
come through Ryom Local Government area of Plateau State.