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Gunmen Attack Mourners In Kaduna Graveyard



Some unsuspected gunmen on Saturday chased away mourners from a graveyard in Kagi village.

Naija News understands that the incident occurred around 8:40 at the graveyard in Kagi village, about three kilometres from Science Secondary School Birnin-Gwari, the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The gunmen were said to have attacked the mourners, consisting of volunteers, policemen who were on an escort mission and relatives of the two victims of armed bandit attack in the village whose procession to the graveside was being made on behalf of, after their funeral prayers.

Upon the attack, the gunmen fired shots indiscriminately at the mourners, a development that scattered the mourners as well as the Police officers running for safety and returned to Birnin-Gwari town.

It said later around 12.00 noon, vigilante groups, volunteers numbering about 300 and police went back to Kagi and overpowered the armed bandits to bury those killed in the Friday’s attack.

It would be recalled that the armed bandits had on Friday attacked Kagi and Kugu farming communities around 6.00 pm, killing two people, wounded two others and carted away cows and grains worth an appreciable amount of money.

“With this attack on peasant farmers at Kagi (Bagoman Daji), just three kilomitres from Birnin-Gwari town, the possibility of armed bandits into Birnin-Gwari town is imminent,” a statement obtained by Naija News warned.

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However, the people in the area called on the Federal government as well as the Kaduna State Government and security agencies to deploy more personnel to protect the lives and property from merciless armed bandits.

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