El-Rufai launches security operation as gunmen attack Southern Kaduna community

The Church that once was, until the Christmas eve invasion of Southern Kaduna by Fulani herdsmen. Photo credit: Erom Egbejule (IG)

by Azeez Adeniyi

Unknown gunmen on Sunday attacked Asso community, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Although the full details of the attack is not yet known, governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the attack in a statement by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan.

He condoled with “the victims and their families, while affirming that security operations are being ramped to rid the forest areas of the bandits.”

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He also charged security operatives to arrest those behind the killings.

The statement reads, “Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Sunday said that the forthcoming Operation Harbin Kunama II is a necessary step towards ending the violence in parts of southern Kaduna. The governor spoke while condemning the weekend attack on Asso community in Gwong Chiefdom of Jema’a local government area of the state.

“In a statement issued in Kaduna by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, the governor extended his condolence to the victims and their families, while affirming that security operations are being ramped to rid the forest areas of the bandits.

“The Governor charged security agencies to redouble their efforts in fishing out those behind the killings, and to act promptly on carefully vetted intelligence.

“The statement said that agencies responsible for emergency services have been directed to offer relief.

The governor requested support from communities to the security agencies as the Nigerian Army gets set to commence a major operation tagged ‘Operation Harbin Kunama II’, including assisting the Nigerian Army with vital information that could aid a successful clampdown on elements responsible for this terror attacks on our citizens.”

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