Kaduna crisis: State council deploys troops to Jema’a community

 Kaduna crisis: State council deploys troops to Jema’a community

Following the Sunday evening attack and killings by suspected gunmen in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, the state government has deployed troops to Ungwan Pa-Gwandara area of the state.

This was made known in a statement issued and signed by the Senior Special Assistance to Governor Nasir Elrufai on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan.

He said, “Statement from the Kaduna State Security Council stated that the deployment of troops is intended to further secure the area and provide the atmosphere for extensive investigation of the sad incident, and the apprehension and prosecution of the culprits.”
“Condemning the attack, Governor Nasir El-Rufai said that criminal elements must not be allowed to divide people and wantonly take lives. The governor has sent a message of condolence to the community, expressing his deep sadness at the loss of lives and his sympathy for the victims and their families.” He said

According to him, “The government also urged that anybody with useful information on the attack to kindly contact the security agencies.

“The statement added that the governor has also directed Jema’a local government council and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, work towards taking care of victims receiving medical attention and provide relief materials to the community.”

Ayomide Oyewole

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