The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of three herders during an attack by unidentified persons who stormed Ribok, Tsoriyang and Kankada general area of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwa, described the killing as a reprisal to the earlier attack in Ungwan Dooh (Mado) area.

According to him, the reprisal targeted the residence of one Ardo Tanko Usman, where three residents were killed.

The statement identified those killed as Bayero Wake, Isah Usman (the Ardo’s brother) and Abu Usman (the Ardo’s mother).

The injured residents, according to the statement, are: Ambo Jamo, Sule Ambo , Muazu Ori and Ibrahim Mohammed.

“One car, three houses and eight herders’ huts were burnt and destroyed. The military and police arrived the scene and evacuated scores of herders to safety.

“Search and rescue operations are in progress and citizens will be updated on further developments.

“Acting Governor Dr Hadiza Balarabe received the report with sadness, and decried the spiral of killings and reprisals in the area.

“She prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and sent condolences to their families. She also wished the injured victims a quick recovery.

“The Acting Governor appealed for calm and urged residents to desist from reprisal killings while security agencies carry on investigations,” the statement noted.(NAN)