Suspected bandits kill village head, children in Kaduna

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Saturday killed a traditional title holder, Kewaye of Zazzau Emirate, Alhaji Shuaibu Mohammed, and his four children in Kaduna State.

An eyewitness told journalists on Sunday the hoodlums also rustled 100 cows during the attack on the Dorayi village of Zaria Local Government Area of the state.

He added that the bandits stormed the community at about 10:00 p.m., on Saturday and shot sporadically before they headed straight to the victim’s residence.

The wife of the deceased, Malama Halima Shuaibu, confirmed the incident.

She said the bandits shot her husband in the head.

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“Ardo was brought out of his bedroom and shot twice in his head, and he died instantly.

“The bandits went from room to room in the compound and killed my four children who are married with children.

“The victims are Adamu Shuaibu, Musa Shuaibu, Abubakar Shuaibu and Ibrahim Haruna.

“After attacking the compound, they also went away with over 100 of our cows,” she said.

However, the spokesman for the state police command, Mohammed Jalige, said the incident has not been reported to the command.

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