Kaduna Killings: Police deploy more troops after deadly attack claimed 34 lives

"The deployment became so necessary considering the volatile nature of such clashes in the past and attendant consequences," the stataement read.
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Following the deadly attack that claimed about 34 lives on Sunday night, the Kaduna State Police Command has deployed more troops to Southern Kaduna.

Recall that two soldiers were amongst the casualties as the assailants, suspected to be bandits, invaded Agban Kagoro in the Kaura Local Government Area of the state, leaving over 200 houses were burnt and vehicles, motorcycles, vandalised.

The PUNCH reported that anti-riot policemen, conventional police as well as undercover operatives have been deployed to the affected areas by the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, DCP Mayaki Mohammed Baba.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, made the disclosure in a statement released on Tuesday.

The statement read, “Following the fracas which led to the unfortunate loss of lives and destruction of properties in Agban/Adan villages of the Kaura LGA of Kaduna State on the 21st March 2022, and the subsequent declaration of curfew by the Kaduna State Government, which covers Jema’a and Kaura LGAs, the Ag. Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, DCP Maiyaki Mohammed Baba, has ordered for a full-scale investigation of the incident as the adequate deployment of Police anti-riot units, conventional Police, as well as undercover Operatives, is made to ensure the strict enforcement of the said curfew imposed and to equally tame the spread of the crisis to the neighbouring communities.

“The deployment became so necessary considering the volatile nature of such clashes in the past and attendant consequences. The measures taken will indeed give the authorities the ample chance to prevent any further loss of lives and destruction of property of law-abiding citizens of the State.

“The Ag. CP equally, while condoling the good people of the state, particularly the families of those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident, warns those inclined in such troublemaking to desist as the longhand of the law will always catch up with them. Thus, he is calling on the communities to be law-abiding and comply with the curfew emplaced by the authority as violators of the order will be made to face the consequences of their actions.

“He noted that the curfew is not in any way to punish anybody but a strategy to safeguard the sanctity of human life as he assured the parties that justice will be served on whosoever has a hand in the crisis as the Command will not leave any stone unturned in getting to the root of the crisis.”

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