At least two policemen and three civilians were killed by gunmen who raided a police station in Fadan Karshi in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna State on Tuesday.
An eyewitness said that the attackers riding on motorcycles stormed the police station on Tuesday night shooting sporadically, killing two policemen and three civilians during the incident.
The Chairman of the council, Mr. Emmanuel Adamu, who described the incidence as a sad development after a peace treaty had been signed in the state, said those that sustained injuries were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Aminu Lawan, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, confirmed the incident on Wednesday. He said that investigation was already on to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack.
Meanwhile, the state Governor, Mukhtar Yero, has condemned the attack, describing the incident as a provocative attempt by hoodlums.
The governor, who spoke through Mallam Ahmed Mayaki, his spokesman, while condoling with the families of the victims of the attack, said unwarranted attack on policemen and the killing of innocent citizens in the area, were condemnable.
The governor said, “We call on the people in Fadan Kashi and other parts of the state to remain calm as security forces have already been deployed in the area to maintain law and order. “We should remain united and resolute in resisting obvious attempts by agents of darkness to create confusion and sow seeds of discord in our state.”
The governor added that security agencies had commenced investigation into the matter and were on the tracks of the criminals. He added that “no stone shall be left unturned in our resolve to bring perpetrators of this attack and all other criminal assault on our people in the past to justice.”
He then called on the people of the state to continue to live in peace with one another and to become more vigilant in observing happenings in their areas with a view to assisting security agencies with relevant information on suspicious persons and movements within and around their communities.
culled from Punch.ng