Gunmen kill 5 in Kaduna attack

Posted by Mohammed Yaba, Kaduna | 2 March 2019 | 1,053 times

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Armed bandits on Saturday attack the village of Sabon Sara village in Kidendan town of Giwa Local Government of Kaduna State and killed five people.

The incident happened around 1:45 am after the bandits attacked the village shooting sporadically.

Details of the attacked remain sketchy but a resident of the area who simply identified himself as Malam Yahaya said seven ‎people were injured and taken to hospital in Zaria.

The victims that lost their lives were Lawal, Ibrahim, Umar, Lawal and Tukur. While those injured and are now receiving treatment include Rabilu, Sani, Mohammadu and Malam Aminu.

“The bandits came in around 1:45 am and shooting sporadically in the community. It was during the attack that five people were killed and about seven injured. We just buried them this morning,” he said.

‎Chairman of Giwa Local Government Area Abubakar Shehu Giwa through the Secretary of the Local Government Usman Ismail confirmed the attack on the community to journalists via phone.

He said the bandits stormed the small village and attempted to kidnapped an old woman but the locals around resisted them and five people were killed.

The‎ Secretary said the chairman ordered policemen to be deployed to the affected village and the security succeeded in killing one of the bandits.

He said the bandits were about 20 or more and were at the village to kidnap an old lady but failed because the locals resisted them.

“The bandits tried to kidnapped an old woman but the people resisted and five were killed. The chairman of the local government Abubakar Shehu Giwa attended the burial of the victims this morning,” he said.

Meanwhile, when contacted the State Police Command Spokesman Yakubu Sabo  ‎promised to call back but didn’t do that as at press time.

Sourced from a Daily Trust report


Source: News Express

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