Community head, 14 others killed in Kaduna

Barely 24 hours after his installation as a community leader, Isiaku Madaki, has been killed at his residence in Kakura, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Sunday.

A resident of the area, Baban David, disclosed that the deceased was on Saturday installed as the Head of the Kakura community.

Kakura is a community predominantly occupied by the Gbagi tribe with some other settlers, who have lived in the community for decades.

According to him, “We all gathered at his residence earlier in the day (Saturday) to rejoice with him over his appointment. However, we were shocked when in the early hours of today (Sunday), we began to hear gunshots.

“We were afraid we could not come out of our houses. Later we were told that the gunmen had killed him in the presence of his wife and family members.

“We found his lifeless body laying in the pool of his blood on the ground. His wife told us the gunmen broke into their residence and shot him. They did not take anything, neither did they abduct anybody.”

ALLNEWS NIGERIA however, gathered that on Sunday morning, the aggrieved natives allegedly attacked Fulani settlers and 14 persons were killed.

A Fulani man, Mallam Buhari, explained that early in the morning, the natives in what looked like a reprisal attack, surrounded their settlement and asked them to leave the community.

He noted that while they were leaving, they were attacked and some of them were killed, adding that, “on our way out of the village, we counted four corpses. Later in the bush path, there were bodies of 10 others littered on the ground.”

At as the time of filing this report, it was gathered that security personnel had been deployed to the community to restore law and order.

While normalcy has returned to the area, residents have deserted the community for fear of the unknown.

When contacted, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said he was not aware of the incident, but will make necessary findings and get back.

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