An unknown armed renegade has shot and killed 8 people and injured 8 in Nindem village of Godogodo District, Jemma Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The area, regardless of some panic earlier in the year at an alleged serious security threat has since been relatively peaceful until the latest attack this Friday night.
Colonel Idong Ekpeyong, the Commander of Operation Safe Haven in the area while addressing newsmen on Saturday in Kafanchan said, “the group of people were observing Christmas carol at a village square when their assailant launched the bloody attack killing four persons instantly.”
According to the Colonel, the troops of the Operation Safe Haven after responding to a distress call quickly organised a rapid response squad moving into the area and conducted an operation apprehending a large number of people who are under investigation.
He confirmed that the victims and survivors were conveyed by the troops to the Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Hospital, Kafanchan where the injured were receiving medical attention.
Colonel Ekpyeyong added that an investigation into the event was ongoing in collaboration with the Kaduna Nigeria Police and additional enforcement in the area has been effected to prevent the likelihood of breakdown of law and order.