The Kaduna State Government has condemned the killing of 28 people on Sunday night attack on Malagum and Sokwong Communities in the Kaura Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who conveyed the state government condolence message to the people Malagum and Sokwong Communities, said the development saddened the state.
The commissioner, who claimed several citizens were killed in the attack and houses razed, quoted the governor to have expressed sadness on receiving the reports.
He, however, did not give the exact casualty figures in the attacks.
He said the governor had directed the State Emergency Agency to provide relief materials to the affected communities urgently.
The commissioner said, “The Kaduna State Government has sent heartfelt condolences to the Malagum and Sokwong communities in Kaura LGA.
“The military and other security agencies reported that bandits attacked the locations and killed several citizens while burning houses and other properties.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the report of the incident and prayed for the repose of the souls of those killed while offering condolences to their families.
“The Governor condemned the attacks as inhuman, considering the efforts of government, security forces, the traditional institution, and other critical stakeholders within the last week.
“The Governor has also directed the State Emergency Management Agency to urgently provide relief materials to the communities.
“An urgent security intervention is being conducted by the Defence Headquarters Operation Safe Haven, as the Commander – also the GOC 3 Division Nigerian Army – Major General Ibrahim Ali, and Sector 7 Commander, Colonel Timothy Opurum, are presently in the location,” he added.