Kaduna Govt. appeals against reprisal attacks


The Kaduna State Government has yesterday appealed to people of the state to desist from engaging in reprisal killings.

The state has been hit by bloodletting and reprisals in the past few months with security operatives unable to curb the slide.

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, quoted the Acting Governor of the state, Hadiza Balarabe, as making the appeal.

In a statement issued yesterday, Aruwan said the appeal was sequel to the killing of three persons in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the state.

He said the three persons were reported to have been killed in an attack by unidentified persons who stormed some communities in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.

Aruwan said four residents were injured while one car, three houses and eight huts, were destroyed.

Meanwhile, 15 travellers kidnapped by bandits were rescued by troops of Operation Safe Haven in Jagindi, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday.

The state’s commissioner for internal security, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement today said the 15 persons had been kidnapped from two vehicles in the area while in transit.

Aruwan said the troops responded to a distress call and mobilised swiftly to the location.

According to Aruwan, acting Governor Hadiza Balarabe noted the report with satisfaction and thanked the troops for their swift response which resulted in the rescue of the commuters.