16 November 2012

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Six in Kaduna Village

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Kaduna — Unknown gunmen yesterday raided Azansak- Madauchi in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state killing 6 people including 2 pregnant women.

The victims are identified as; Jerry Yakubu, Philip Yakubu, Eunice Jerry and Mercy Philip both pregnant women, Monday Philip and Kuyet Philip were all burnt after being shot by their assailants.

The incident which happened at about 11pm Wednesday left one Kasham as the only surviving member of the family.

According to an eyes witness, gunmen invaded the community and started shooting sporadically for over 30 minutes.

"We saw a trailer park in the day time. At about 11pm, when we went to sleep, we just had gun shorts. So, I rushed my wife and daughter to safe place. When we came back, six people were killed while there house was set ablaze. We don't know what is happening but just after the incident, we can't find the trailer that was earlier parked at the main road," said Emmanuel Musa.

Musa said "While the entire gun shots were on for over 30 minutes, we have a military check point close to our area but none of the security men came until the gunmen had left."

Nuhu Baba, a resident of the area told Daily Trust that "after using their guns to kill the members of the family, the gunmen set their corpses ablaze including the house."

The Village head Yahaya Ma'aji and the District head of the area Ishaku Dogo who visited the scene in the early hours of yesterday, described the incident as barbaric.

When contacted, the Kaduna police spokesman, Aminu Lawan said police has began man hunt to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book. "We have also beef up security in the area and everywhere is calm. People should go about their businesses," Lawan said.

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