Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State Tuesday morning was at Aduwan Gida, Zangon Kataf local government area where six persons, including an infant, were killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday night.
Yero reportedly arrived the community amid heavy security presence for security reasons – emotions were high and the tension in the air was palpable following the unprovoked killings.
It would be recalled that Yero postponed his visit to the area on Sunday and opted instead to proceed to Abuja from where he entered Southern Kaduna on Tuesday morning through Kafanchan.
Confirming the governor’s visit to the scene of the dastardly attack, Yero’s spokesman, Ahmed Maiyaki stated that Governor Yero “has paid an on the spot visit to Aduwan Gida Village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area over the recent attack in the area. During the visit, Governor Yero visited bereaved families of victims of the attack which was carried out on Saturday night by yet to be identified gunmen.”
While condemning the attack in strong terms, Mr. Yero’s spokesman added: “The Governor promised to ensure that those behind the attacks are arrested and prosecuted accordingly. Governor Yero also paid a condolence visit to the Agwam Bajju, Malam Nuhu Bature, at his palace where he reassured the traditional ruler on Government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of the entire people of the State. The Governor also visited victims of the attack receiving treatment at St. Louis Hospital, Zonkwa where he directed that those with severe injuries should immediately be transferred to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna. Governor Yero also directed that Government should bear the cost of treatment for all the victims.
“While reiterating his administration’s commitment to genuine peaceful coexistence in Kaduna State, Governor Yero vowed to deal decisively with any person or group found attempting to breach security in the State. He appealed [to] the people to remain calm as Government will leave no stone unturned in its efforts at bringing perpetrators of the Aduwan Gida and all other such attacks to book within the shortest possible time.”