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Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna
May 06
15:02 2019

Gunmen have killed three people in a fresh attack on Gerti village, Kaninkon ward, Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.

The incident was said to have occurred around 8am on Monday. The victims, a man and his son, were working on the farm when they were attacked.

Christopher Philip, councilor representing Kaninkon ward, said the victims were busy with their farm work when armed men opened fire on them.

He, however, said one person escaped to the village to alert the community about the attack, adding that the corpses of the victims were recovered by soldiers.

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The councilor said news of the incident forced other people who were on their farms home to avoid further attacks.

“This morning, a man, his son and one other person were killed in the farm by herdsmen,” Philip said.

“It happened at about 8:00am when they were busy working on their farms. The men opened fire on them, killing three of them on the spot. One person managed to escape and came to alert the community.

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“The soldiers on security duty in our community, accompanied by some youth, went to the scene of the incident and recovered the corpses.

“This attack is very unfortunate and it is a setback to our people, especially, coming in farming season.”

He called on the security agencies to do everything possible to fish out the perpetrators of the act and bring them to justice.

He further appealed to the government for the deployment of more security personnel to check the activities of armed bandits.

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“Our people are mainly farmers and if this kind of attack is allowed to continue, it will be difficult for them to go to their farms, so I appeal to the government to take necessary steps to further boost security,” he said.

Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the state police command, had not responded to inquiries on the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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