Gunmen have killed six persons and injured eight persons when they attacked Sabon Sara Village in Kidandan of Giwa Local Govt Area of Kaduna State.
The gunmen stormed the village at about 1.30am on Saturday in their efforts to kidnap one Alhaji Na Sidi a seasoned farmer in the village according to our source who pleaded anonymity.
He said the gunmen were many but they all escaped and ran away instead of the Alhaji they picked up his wife and immediately the community responded and retrieved her from the gunmen whom according to them are Fulani.
Our source said they opened fire which they killed six persons on the spot and leaving eight persons with gun shots and they were taken to Kauran Wali Clinic at Zaria for treatment.
The five persons have been buried according to Islamic rites in the presence of Giwa Local Govt Chairman, Engr Abubakar Shehu Lawal Giwa and Council Secretary Usman Ismail.
When our correspondent visited Kauran Wali Clinic along Gaskiya Junction at about 3.00 pm all the eight victims were on drift only that they are yet to receive the necessary medication as their case is more of emergency.
One of the victim was discharged on the ground of his multiple injuries which needed to be taken care in a traditional way.
Those that lost their lives are Ibrahim Bakanike, Lawal S/Pawa, Lawal Belo, Tukur Bilyaminu Kafinta and Ummaru Abdullahi Mai Rake while one Fatima Ahmad died as a result of high blood pressure.
Those with gun shots injuries are Mal. Abdullahi Umar, Aminu Ya’u, Rabilu Isa, Salisu Usman, Sabi’u Ya’u, Muhammad Musa, Ibrahim Sani, Mal. Sani Ahmad Buzu, while Yahuza Tukur was hospitalized because of high blood pressure.
When contacted on his mobile phone, the council secretary, Usman Ismail confirmed the incident and appealed to the communities to remain calm and pray for Allah’s forgiveness to those that lost their lives and also pray for quick recovery to those that sustain injuries.