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Six killed as bandits attack Kaduna village



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The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed an attack on Fadaman Rimi village, Chikun Local Government Area of the state, by some bandits.

No fewer than six persons were reportedly killed in the attack which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, as the armed bandits, in tens, stormed the village with rifles and started shooting sporadically.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, identified the victims as Saminu, Wosha, Isiya, Titus, Madami and Tanko (surnames not yet ascertained).

He said one person sustained gunshot injury while the bandits also rustled some cows.

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A statement on the attack read: “Today 14/9/19 at about 0700hrs, the Command received an information that, some suspected Armed Bandits attacked Fadaman Rimi hamlet, a remote settlement from Udawa village in Chukun L G A, shot and killed persons namely Saminu, Wosha, Isiya, Titus, Madami and Tanko (surnames not yet ascertained) all of the same Village while one Ikoniya sustained gunshot injury.

“The hoodlums were said to have rustled some unknown number of cattle and escaped.

“On receipt of the information, teams of detectives have been mobilised to the area on a general search mission for possible arrest of the culprits and recovery of the rustled cattle.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Ali Aji Janga psc is saddened with this ugly incident and wishes to commiserate with the families of the deceased persons.”

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