Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has expressed regrets over the murder of 11 persons on Sunday by terrorists at Kurmin Masara in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said this in a statement that also confirmed the death of the 11 helpless residents of the communities.
He said personnel from the Nigerian Air force Special Forces who responded to distress calls from the area were also ambushed as they moved to the scene.
He said the security forces were, however, able to clear the ambush and arrived in the general area.
“Security personnel have begun search-and-rescue operations and are pursuing the attackers on multiple fronts,” he said.
He said “Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed regret for the event. He prayed for the souls of those killed and also expressed condolences to their families, and wished the injured a swift recovery.”
Kaduna is one of the North-west states most affected by banditry where terror groups kill and kidnap residents at will.
Other states affected by such attacks are Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara as well as Niger in the North-central region.