Gunmen Kill 19 In Easter Attack

Channels Television  
Updated April 1, 2013

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday stormed Afaka village in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state killing 19 people.

The unknown gunmen took the community by surprise as they attacked in the early hours of Easter Sunday leaving 19 people dead and many others injured.

The village shares borders with kaduna and plateau.

An eye witness said the gunmen numbering about 30 invaded the village in the early hours of Sunday shooting sporadically  at people’s houses  before the villagers with support of a neighbouring community were able to repel the attack.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Aminu Lawan said the gunmen took the villagers by surprise and started shooting people.

He added that the identities of the gunmen are yet to be known while the police has commenced investigation   into the attack.

He however disclosed that more armed policemen and soldiers have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.












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