Monday, October 15, 2012

Kaduna Police Explains How 24 Persons Were Killed In Dogondawa Attack

The Nigerian police in troubled northern state of Kaduna State today explained how 24 persons were killed by unidentified armed men early this morning in DogonDawa area of Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.

The police commissioner, Olufemi A. Adenaike explained in an emailed sent to SaharaReporters this evening.

The statement explained as follows:

“On 14 /10/2012 at about 05:30hrs, suspected gang of armed bandits, numbering ten (10), stormed Dogon Dawa village killing twenty-four (24) persons.

Information had it that few of the victims were coming back from their morning prayers, while the others were attacked in their various homes.

“Fact of the Incident: Investigations revealed that on 13 /10/2012 at about 1200 hrs, some members of vigilante group from DogonDawa village went to Kuyello village, a distance of 35-kilometers, arrested four (4) persons suspected to be members of a notorious gang terrorizing their areas and took them down to Dogon Dawa village for questioning.

“Following the arrest, some unidentified armed gang in Kuyello village, mobilized in their larger gang and stormed the village at the early hours of today (14/10/2012 in a effort to rescue the four (4) persons arrested.

The gang descended on innocent members of the village, killing a total of twenty-two (22) persons. The gang succeeded in rescuing two (2) out of the four persons arrested by the vigilante group while the other two (2) whom the attackers could not release were killed at the spot by the same assailants.

“The command swung into action by mobilizing a unit of PMF personnel and conventional operatives to the scene, where all the exits were properly manned by the police and army, as hunt of the perpetrators is on top gear. Meanwhile investigation has commenced and security presence maintained.”

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