Gunmen kill six in Southern Kaduna

SIX people were reportedly killed in separate attacks in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon chiefdom, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.

The killings occurred barely a day when the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai held a meeting with Fulani leaders on lasting peace in the state.

The two attacks were said to have occurred at about 10 am and 11 am on Thursday by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

A member of the security committee in the community, Auta Maurice, who confirmed the attacks on telephone alleged that the gunmen, numbering about ten, were wearing army and mobile police uniforms.

Maurice said three people were killed in the bush when they went to cut wood for the roofing of their houses while three others were killed at a local mining site on the hills.

He said four people were injured and were taken to the hospital in Kafanchan.

According to him, “The attacks occurred in the bush at different locations and at a different time.”

He said “The first attack occurred at about 10 am when some members of our community went to the bush to cut wood for roofing their houses.

“All of a sudden, the herdsmen opened fire at them and three people were killed while others managed to escape.

“The second attack happened at about 11am at a local mining site. Three people were also killed there, while four others were injured”.

He alleged that “The herdsmen were dressed in army camouflage and mobile police uniforms”.

“We reported the case to the army soldiers maintaining security in the our community and we went to the bush with them, but the bandits had fled”, he said.

Police image maker, ASP, Aliyu Muktar Husseini could not confirm the incident as at the time of filling this report .

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