A village head and five others were on Thursday killed after suspected bandits attacked Sarari village, near Kuriga town in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The incident, which occurred around 2 p.m. left about eight people seriously injured.
One of the injured victims, who identified himself as Henry, was shot on the leg.
He confirmed the death of their village head.
He told newsmen that the heavily armed gunmen stormed the village, going house to house shooting people.
“I don’t know where they came from; we were just sitting down when we started hearing gun shots from all directions.
“They came on motorcycles in large number. They went house to house shooting people. Our village head and five other people were killed. I was shot on the leg while trying to escape,” he told Premium Times.
Henry gave the names of the dead as Sule Sarari, the 60-year-old village head, ‘Lado, Yunusa, Jonah, Tela and one other person.
The victims were rushed to a Primary Health Centre in Oduwa town, few kilometres from where the incident occurred.
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