15 December 2012

Nigeria: Insecurity - Another Kano Lawmaker Shot Dead As Gunmen Kill 10 in Zamfara

Another member of the Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Danladi Isah Kademi, was killed yesterday by suspected gunmen in the metropolis.

His murder came barely a few weeks after another member of the state legislature was killed by suspected bandits in the state.

The lawmaker was killed at Hotoro by Ring Road on the outskirts of Kano metropolis.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, ASP MagajiMajiya confirmed the killing in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday.

He said that Kademi, who was representing Gaya constituency in the state assembly before his death, was killed at about 6: 30 p.m. by gunmen suspected to be hired assassins.

Kademi was a two-term chairman of Gaya Local Government Area before he contested the state assembly seat.

Also in Zamfara State, gunmen riding motorcycles again struck in Rukudawa village in Zurmi Local Government Area and killed 10 members of a vigilante group in the early hours of yesterday.

LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt that the members of the vigilante group were on routine patrol on the road linking Rukudawa and Dumburun village during the weekly market when the gunmen attacked them and killed 10 on the spot.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the number of those killed in the attack was 17, adding that the gunmen were specifically out to attack only the vigilante members.

The witnesses said no trader was attacked by the gunmen, "they shot at only the vigilante men and killed 17 of them as well as set ablaze their motorcycles."

A top official of the local government told LEADERSHIP Weekend that the deceased had been buried.

He said that the attack was different from the previous ones because the private parts of some of the victims were cut off.

The police public relations officer (PPRO) DSP Hassan UsmanTalba, who confirmed the incident.

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