July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

Bandits Kill Five Villagers In Kaduna Community

Suspected bandits, on Monday, killed five villagers in Ewehko community, Maro Ward in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A source, who identified himself as Luka Bulus, said the deceased persons were killed while attending a village meeting, even as the bandits set some motorcycles of the victims ablaze during the attack at exactly 2:14 pm on Monday.

According to the source, the bodies of the victims were recovered from the scene of the incident.

He said, “Another tragic incident occurred in our community today (Monday). In broad daylight, bandits launched a deadly assault on Ewehko, popularly known as Unguwar Paul, a village under Maro Ward in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

“The attack happened at about 2:14 pm on 17/06/2024. As of the time of this report, the bodies of four men and one woman have been discovered. Search efforts are ongoing in the surrounding bushes for others who may still be missing.”

Also another resident of the community, Reuben Maro, said houses were also torched, including the motorcycles of the people killed, adding that the bandits attacked the innocent villagers in broad daylight.

He said about six people were killed.

As of the time of filing this report, the state government has not issued any statement, concerning the attack, even as Kaduna Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, could not be reached on phone or respond to a text message sent to him.

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