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.
A source told one of our correspondents that the attackers invaded the community in a commando style, shooting indiscriminately and killing no fewer than three children.
The three kids died on the spot while several others sustained injuries.
The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Sabo, DSP, who confirmed the incident in a statement, gave the names of those children killed as Monday Yahaya( 8 years) Samson David(17 years) and Ashimile Danladi( 9 years).
The statement read, “Information reaching us that on 17/6/19 at about 14:25hrs, DPO Kauru received a distress call that, armed men entered Unguwan Rimi village, Chawai District of Kauru LGA, started shooting sporadically and in the process shot dead one Monday Yahaya 8 years, Samson David 17 years, and Ashimile Danladi 9 years respectively.
“Teams of policemen quickly moved to the area, evacuated the dead bodies to the hospital and ensured that the situation was brought under control.
“Preliminary investigation later revealed that the attack might not be unconnected with the attack of Fulani camp the early morning of the same date in the area.
“However, efforts are on to apprehend the perpetrators and the command has intensified patrols and other proactive measures to forestall further breach of peace in the area.”