Five feared killed as gunmen attack Kaduna community

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Last month, 200 people were killed by gunmen in the area.


Unknown gunmen, in the early hours of Friday killed five people and injured one person at Fadan Karshi village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, witnesses say.

Fadan Karshi is among seven communities in Sanga that were attacked by gunmen in June killing about 200 persons.

A resident said the gunmen invaded the community, moving from one house to another and shooting. He said the shooting resulted to the death of five people while several others sustained injuries.

“Many people ran out of that community during the previous attacks.

Just few days ago, some of them returned only for this attack to take place again,” a resident who did not want to be named for security reasons said.

“The gunmen came with sophisticated weapons, shooting and chanting.

The other person that was injured is now receiving treatment at the hospital,” a resident said.

The Chairman of the Local Government, Emmanuel Dan-Zaria, who confirmed the incident, described the latest attack as unfortunate.

“We are still confused about what is happening in our local government.

(It was) not up to a month that about 200 people were killed with over 27,000 people displaced. Five people have now been killed… with a lot of people displaced again,” Mr. Dan-Zaria said.

As at the time of this report, the Kaduna State Police Command was yet to comment on the attack.

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