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3 Confirmed Dead in Fresh Fulani Herdsmen Attack in Kaduna

Three people, including two children and a teenager, have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack on a village in Kaduna state.

The attack was launched on Unguwan Rimi Village in Kauru local government area of the state around 2:30 pm on Monday.

An eyewitness told The Nation the attackers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded the village and started shooting sporadically, leaving some people dead and several others injured.

Meanwhile, Kaduna State Police Command while confirming the incident said three people were killed in the incident.

In a confirmation statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo gave the names of the victims as: Monday Yahaya 8 years, Samson David 17 years and Ashimile Danladi 9 years old.

According to the statement, “Information reaching us has it that, on 17/6/19 at about 14:25hrs, DPO Kauru received a distress call that, armed men entered Unguwan Rimi village, Chawai District of Kauru LGA, started shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead one Monday Yahaya 8 years, Samson David 17 years and Ashimile Danladi 9 years old respectively.

“Teams of Policemen quickly moved to the area, evacuated the dead bodies to the hospital and ensured that the situation was brought under control.

“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the attack might not be unconnected with the attack of Fulani camp early morning of the same date in the area.

“However, efforts are on to apprehend the perpetrators and the command has intensified patrols and other proactive measures to forestall further breach of peace in the area”, the statement read.

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