Kaduna State Police Command has said no fewer than 16 people were killed by gunmen at Barde Village, under Maro, in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, yesterday.
Sabo said at about 7:30am on Sunday, some armed men entered Barde Village and started shooting sporadically, which resulted in the death of 16 people.
He said on receipt of the information, the Command mobilised teams of police operative, led by the Kajuru Divisional Police Officer (DPO), alongside military personnel, with a view to apprehend the perpetrators and restore normalcy to the area.
He added that operation is ongoing and the situation has been brought under control.
“While investigation is in progress, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has vowed to uncover the masterminds of this dastardly act and bring them to justice,” he said.
He appealed for calm and extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were affected by the recent carnage.