Three children including a teenager were on Tuesday confirmed killed, following an attack by suspected Fulani Herdsmen on Ungwan Rimi community, in Kaduna Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The Kaduna Police Command while confirming the attack, said the incident took place around 2:45 pm on Monday.
The Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, Deputy Superintendent of Police Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna State.
Sabo said that information available to the police had it that on Monday 17 at 2:25 p.m., the Divisional Police Officer, Kauri, received a distress call “that armed men entered Unguwan Rimi village in Chawai District of Kauru LGA, started shooting sporadically, and in the process, shot dead one Monday (8 years old), Samson (17 years old), and Danladi (9 years old) respectively.”
According to him, a team of police men that was quickly drafted to the area, evacuated the dead bodies to a hospital and ensured that order was restored in the area.
Sabo said that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators of the act and the command has intensified surveillance and other proactive efforts to forestall further breach of the peace in the area.
Also Alh. Yahaya Mohammed, Res-Tsam (Chief) of Chawai, who confirmed the development in an interview with the NAN, said that the killers invaded the village settlement around 2:30 am and shot sporadically at innocent people killing three children in the process.
The monarch further told NAN that the attackers again proceeded to Chikoba settlement at 4 p.m. and opened fire in the area killing another child and injuring another.
“Following an uproar, we immediately alerted security operatives to come to our rescue.
“Except for the elderly man, who sustained gunshot wounds, I can not confirm to you the exact number of injured persons as so many people ran out of their homes for safety when the attack began,” he said.