Kaduna: Fresh attack claims lives

No fewer than three persons were feared dead during an attack by
unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda bridge in
Gwong Chiefdom of Jema'a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Mr Peter Averik, Chairman of the Local Government, who confirmed the
development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the
attack took place around 7:30 p.m when unidentified gunmen opened fire
on innocent persons who were walking along the Asso and Tanda bridge.

"I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the
pedestrians over fear that they may be exposed.

"One person died on the spot while two others who sustained injury
were rushed to Fadan Kagoma Hospital where one of them died this
morning following the magnitude of injury sustained," he said.

Averik further confirmed that the third victim's corpse was found
earlier on Monday in a bush path at Wazo village before Aso.

He said arrangement had been concluded to convey the injured persons
to Barau Diko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna, following referral from
Sir Patrick Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan.

The chairman said security personnel had since been drafted to the
affected community adding that the government would continue to ensure
the safety of lives and property.

15 persons were recently killed while 17 others were injured when
unidentified gunmen opened fire on innocent persons at Ungwan Pa'ah
Gwandara village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema'a Local Government Area.

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