NEWS: El-Rufai commiserate with victims of fresh attack on Kaduna state

The Kaduna State Government has extended her condolence to the victim of the fresh attacks on the indigents of Gwaska village in Brinin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

This is in line with the reports of 27 persons that were reportedly killed and several houses set ablaze during last weekend after suspected bandits attacked the community.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai stressed that a battalion of the Nigerian Army would be permanently deployed in the area to check the killings.

The governor, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Sunday, directed the State Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials with immediate effect to the affected communities.

He said, “The Kaduna State Government has received with sadness reports of the murder of our citizens by bandits in Birnin Gwari. The government has sent a message of condolence to the people of Birnin Gwari Emirate.

“The Kaduna State Government is deeply committed to overcoming the unfortunate criminality and banditry being carried out against innocent citizens in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.

“The engagements between the state and the Federal Government have yielded results. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of a permanent battalion of the Nigerian Army in the Birnin Gwari general area,” he added.