A 70-year-old man, six-year-old girl and five others was killed by some armed gunmen who invaded the Gora Gan community in Zango – Kataf Local Area of Kaduna on Thursday night.
As it was reported four among those killed during the incident were members of the same family.
At least 13 houses and two shops were razed by the gunmen who were said to have come in their large numbers and shooting indiscriminately in the community about 8:00 pm.
Many also sustained varies of injury during the attack.
In a related development, the Kaduna government was informed of another indiscriminate shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a Local Government Area on Friday.
In the report, a driver was shot by the gunmen but has been stabilized and the governor, El-Rufai had ordered an investigation into the shooting.
The statement was titled, ‘KDSG condemns attack on Gora Gan community as El-Rufai directs immediate relief intervention’.
The statement read in part, “The security agencies carrying out internal security operations in parts of southern Kaduna State have reported that Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf local government came under attack on Thursday night.
“Security agencies, comprising the military and police, reported that Gora Gan community was attacked on several fronts, including the market area and houses stretching towards the Tudun Wada area of Gora Gan.
“Troops of Operation Safe Haven, Special Forces of the Defence Headquarters, and police personnel are trailing the attackers.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the killings of innocent citizens as barbaric and inhuman.
“The Governor has directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to take inventory of the damages incurred and provide relief materials with immediate effect.
“The Kaduna State Government has also received a report of a sporadic shooting on the Fadan Kagoma-Kwoi Road in Jema’a local government. A driver was shot but has now been stabilized.
“The Governor has directed an investigation into the circumstances leading to the shootings.”