Suspected herdsmen have killed a former District Head of Jagindi Tasha, Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State, Mr. Danlami Barde and his brother Moses.
They were reported killed on Monday evening when the assailants attacked the community.
Witnesses said the attackers who stormed the community on motorbikes left many residents critically injured.
It was also gathered that the deceased persons were trying to settle a family dispute when the attackers struck around 8 p.m., killing them both.
The Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area, Mr. Peter Averik, who confirmed the incident, noted that security operatives had since been mobilised to the area.
Averik appealed to people in the area to remain calm as investigations were ongoing to track the perpetrators.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not respond to an inquiry on the incident when contacted, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
Meanwhile, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has lamented the killing of the duo and nine others across three LGAs in Southern Kaduna despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government.
Spokesman of SOKAPU, Luka Binniyat said in a statement that the killings were recorded in Guruku ward and Kuduru village, both in Chikun LGA and Jagindi, in Jema’a LGA.
He said in Guruku ward, six people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when bandits invaded the area.
He said on Monday, the District Head of Jagindi, Jema’a LGA, Mr. Danlami Barde, and his brother, Musa Barde, were killed when suspected herdsmen attacked the community.
Binniyat added that on Thursday last week, three people were killed in Kuduru, Chikun LGA, by suspected herdsmen who set houses and foodstuff ablaze, rustled cows and looted valuables.
He urged the Federal and state governments to deploy security to the ravaged villages and secure lives and property.
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