The Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Saleh Jili, has said unknown persons invaded Dan Jamfari Community, Barbaji village, in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano State and burnt down 10 houses.
A resident, Malam Magaji Audu, said the assailants on Friday night were armed with sticks and cutlasses.
According to him, “More than 200 of them invaded the village in the night and went from house to house claiming they were looking for their stolen motorcycle.”
He said: “The attackers tried to stab me in the presence of my family members and I refused to produce my children whom they claimed to have stolen their motorcycle as demanded.’’
Malan Audu however disclosed that the assailants returned the day after and set his house and others on fire while his family members escaped.
“The hoodlums carted away food items, chickens, turkey, farming equipment and destroyed 10 houses within the village,’’ he added.
The district head of Rogo, Alhaji Muhammad Maharazu, confirmed the incident and commended the emergency management agency for the kind gesture of the relief materials.
While commenting o the issue, Dr Jili said the agency sympathised with victims and took relief materials to them.
He said the state government would leave no stone unturned to fish out the assailants and bring them to justice.
Amongst the relief materials given to the victims were 10 bundles of roofing sheets, 20 bags of cement, 10 packs of zinc nails, 20 bags of 10kg rice, 20 bags of maize and five bags of salt.
Also clothing materials, cutleries, buckets, vegetable oil and five cartons of seasoning cubes.
Jili promised that the state government’s commitment to the protection of lives and properties of citizens and charged residents of the community to live in peace and harmony.