Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed that seven persons were killed and five others injured in Maro village, a border community between Kajuru and Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday in Kaduna.
According to Jalige, the attack occurred on Wednesday at about 7:15 pm.
“The armed men entered the village market in a vehicle and started shooting sporadically and in the process shot some people.
“On receipt of the information, DPO Kajuru and Kachia immediately mobilised patrol teams to the area to restore normalcy, but unfortunately, seven persons were found dead and five were injured.”
“The dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary while the injured ones are currently receiving treatment at the same hospital.”
Jalige said normalcy had since been restored in the area while investigation and search of the fleeing bandits were ongoing.
He called on residents to alert the police immediately they notice any suspicious activities.
“The command calls on the general public to promptly report any suspicious activities or persons to the nearest security agencies to proactively prevent re-occurrence of such dastardly acts against the law-abiding citizens of the state, ” he said