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‘Killer herdsmen’ invade Kaduna village, kill four

Suspected killer herdsmen have invaded Bakin Kogi, a village in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state.

According to TheCable NG, a witness said four people were killed in the Sunday morning bloody attack on the community.

The witness explained the victims were ambushed while returning home from palm wine tapping.

A lady, who sustained serious injuries from gunshots, has been reportedly taken to a hospital in Kafanchan.

“The attack took place around 10 am when they were almost home. We were just rounding off from church when we heard gunshots,” the witness said.

“Everybody had to run because we were gripped by fear. They killed four people on the spot while a woman was fatally wounded. They shot her by the chest and she was rushed to the hospital.

“The herdsmen ran to the bush as soon as they committed the inhuman act.”

He accused the soldiers deployed in the community of failing to act when the incident happened.

“We expected that the soldiers would have responded by pursuing the herdsmen but they didn’t do anything,” he said.

According to him, when the soldiers heard that their commander in Kafanchan was on his way to the place where the incident happened, they started pretending to be active.

TheCable NG reports also said Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not be reached for comments as he neither responded to calls nor replied the text message sent.

Recently, several clashes between herdsmen and farmers have led to the loss of many lives.

The federal government has, however, vow to bring the perpetrators to book and restore normalcy in all affected communities across the country.

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