A yet to be identified gunman on Friday night of December 22 killed four persons in Nindem village axis in Godogodo district, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state.
The sad incident which occurred during the village annual Christmas carol also left about 10 others injured.
Spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, Colonel IK Ekpeyong, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the gunman invaded Godogodo village as the residents were holding a carol at the community square at about 9 pm, shooting sporadically, and in the process, killed four persons and injured about ten others, Channels Television reports.
He disclosed that the bodies have been deposited in a mortuary while the injured persons were taken to the Kafanchan general hospital for treatment. “Some people suspected to be masterminds of the attack have been arrested for further interrogation, while more troops have been deployed to the area to avert a fresh attack or reprisal,” he said.
Reacting to the incident, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai in a statement by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said: “The government condemns this incident, and calls on all stakeholders to help uphold peace by working to avoid escalation and by supporting the security forces.”