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Friday, 15 March 2019

POLICE CONFIRM DEATH OF 17 VIGILANTES IN KADUNA


The police have confirmed the killing of 17 vigilantes and rustling of several cows by gunmen in Jan Ruwa village, Birnin Gwari council area of Kaduna State.
In a statement yesterday in Kaduna, the public relations officer (PRO) for the command, ASP Yakubu Sabo, stated: “A team of vigilance group returning from a function in Zamfara State got an information that some armed bandits entered Jan Ruwa village, rustled cows and as a result, mobilised and pursued the criminals into the deep forest. They engaged them in a serious gun fuel following which some of the vigilantes lost their lives.”
He went on: “A combined team of PMF men, conventional police and vigilantes mobilised to the area for a search and rescue mission. In the process, 15 bodies of members of the vigilance group were recovered. Two additional corpses were recovered the following day. “
According to him, the dastardly act had been condemned the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, vowing to apprehend and try the perpetrators.
The spokesman said the CP informed the public that the command had deployed detectives in the area to work collaboratively with other security agencies in arresting the culprits.
He urged the people to assist the police with relevant information to check crime in the state.

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