The Kaduna state police command Saturday night confirmed the killing of six people in Fadaman Rimi hamlet near Udawa village, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen also injured another villager, while they went away with unknown number of cattle belonging to the villagers.
Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told reporters that the six people were killed on Saturday morning at about 7am when suspected bandits attacked the hamlet shooting sporadically.
“Today, 14/9/19 at about 0700hrs, the Command received an information that, some suspected Armed Bandits attacked Fadaman Rimi hamlet, a remote settlement from Udawa village in Chukun LGA, shot and killed the following persons; Saminu, Wosha, Isiya, Titus, Madami and Tanko (surnames not yet ascertained) all of the same village while, one Ikoniya sustained gunshot injury.
“The hoodlums were said to have rustled some unknown number of cattle and escaped.
“On receipt of the information, teams of detectives have been mobilised to the area on general search mission for possible arrest of the culprits and recovery of the rustled cattle.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Aji Janga is saddened with this ugly incident and wishes to commiserate with the families of the deceased persons.
“The CP assures the good people of Kaduna state that the perpetrators will be apprehended and brought to justice. He enjoins the public to assist the Police with relevant information on the whereabouts of suspicious persons to enable the Command to ensure adequate proactive security measures,” DSP Yakubu said.