Gunmen kill village head, 5 others in Kaduna

Bandits have struck in Sarari community near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed the village head and five others.
Eight others were injured in the attack which occurred at 2 pm on Thursday.
One of the injured victims, who identified himself as Henry and was shot on the leg, confirmed the death of the village head.
He said that the bandits stormed the village, going from house to house and shooting the villagers.
a�?I dona��t know where they came from, we were just sitting down when we started hearing gun shots from all directions.
a�?They came on motorcycles in large number. They go house to house shooting people. Our village head and five other people were killed. I was shot on the leg while trying to escape,a�? an online news medium, Premium Times quoted him as saying.
All the dead victims were a�Zmale adults, he said.
Henry gave the names of the dead as Sule Sarari, the 60-year-old village head, a�?Lado, Yunusa, Jonah, Tela and one other person.
He said that the victims were rushed to a Primary Health Centre in Oduwa town, a few kilometres from where the attack took place
The nurse in charge of the PHC where the victims are receiving treatment, Silas Ayuba, a�Zconfirmed that six bodies were brought to the clinic.
Ayba said: a�?Yes, we have six bodies right now at the clinic; all males. Eight people were injured and we are doing our best to stabilise their condition.a�?
No official of the Kaduna State government and the Police Command were ready to comment on the attack.
A few days ago, the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd) led a Federal Governmenta��s delegation to the area over the incessant killings.

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