4 Killed as Herdsmen Invade Kaduna Village

No fewer than four people were killed and one severely injured as gunmen suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen invaded Bakin Kogi village, in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State Sunday.

According to a source who spoke to Punch, the incident occurred at about 10:00am when Sunday worshipers were returning from church.

The unnamed source added that the injured victim, a woman, had been taken to an undisclosed hospital in Kafanchan, the headquarters of the Jema’a Local Council for treatment.

He said the victims were coming from where they went to tap palm wine when the Fulani herdsmen ambushed them and opened fire, killing four persons.

“We heard gun shots at about 10:00am when we were coming back from the church,” he said.

“The victims, four in number, went to tap palm wine. It was on their way back that they were ambushed and killed.

“They died instantly, while a woman was severely injured. She was rushed to a hospital in Kafanchan where she is receiving treatment at the moment.”

Another resident who gave his name as James Aboki, said the gunmen invaded the village from an outskirt, shooting at anyone in sight, killing four persons on the spot and injuring one while several other people at the scene escaped.

Worryingly, residents complained yet again that there was no security operative in sight while the shooting lasted.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident, but added that he was yet to get details.

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