Nigeria

Gunmen kill 5, injure 5 others in Kebbi

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

Bandits have killed five people and left five others injured in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The bandits stormed the village of Uchukku in the early morning of Friday and, in the process of rustling cattle, shot to death five people.

A resident of Shanga, the headquarters of Shanga LGA, Yushau Garba Shanga, told newsmen that the bandits struck at about 1:50 am.

He added that four of those killed died on the spot, while the remaining one died in the hospital.

According to him, the injured people had been admitted to a hospital in Shanga for medical attention.

He said, among the injured, was an infant girl who was shot in the leg.

He revealed that the residents of the affected community had since deserted the area as the majority of them relocated to Shanga for safety.

He said, “The five killed were of the same family. They were all brothers.

“The bandits invaded their community at exactly 1:50 am on Friday.

“They targeted the family in order to rustle their cattle and in the process killed the deceased.”

The state police command’s spokesman, DSP Nafiu Abubakar, did not pick calls placed on his phone or reply to the text message sent to him.

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