The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the killing of seven persons and five others injured in Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Spokesman Mohammed Jalige who gave the confirmation in a statement in Kaduna, said the attack occurred Wednesday evening.
The attackers entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot some people.
According to him, both the dead and injured victims were evacuated by the police to Kachia general hospital.
Jalige said normalcy had since been restored in the area while investigation and manhunt of the fleeing bandits was ongoing. He assured that perpetrators of the barbaric act would be caught and made to face justice.
In another development, the Katina state Police Command has paraded six suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, theft and cattle rustling.
The command’s Spokesman, Gambo Isah who made this known while parading the suspects, said the police received a complaint from Aliyu that somebody called him that he should give 5 million naira or else Aliyu will be kidnapped or any member of his family.