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Bandits gun down Kaduna villagers in broad daylight


There was confusion in Ewehko community under Maro Ward in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna following an attack by bandits, which led to the killing of five villagers.

The villagers were said to be gunned down while attending a local meeting.

Daily Trust obtained pictures of the victims killed and that of the motorcycles set ablaze by the attackers.

Local sources told Daily Trust that the attackers also set ablaze motorcycles of some of the victims during the operation which happened at approximately 2:14 pm on Monday.

A resident who simply identified himself as Benjamin Maro said the bodies of five people were recovered from the scene of the incident.

“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 approximately 2:14 pm on 17/06/2024. As 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,” he said.

Another resident, Reuben Maro, said houses were also torched, including the motorcycles of the people killed.”

He said the bandits attacked the innocent villagers in broad daylight.

“Although the area where the incident happened is a remote village, about six people were killed,” he said.

The State Government and the Police Command are yet to issue a statement to that effect.

The State command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, couldn’t be reached on phone and is yet to reply a text message sent to him.

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