Gun Men Kill Traditional Ruler, Nephew in Kaduna

John Shiklam in Kaduna

Fear and tension are said to be building up in Karshi, Sanga local government area of Kaduna state, following the murder of the District Head, Mr. Bala Madaki ,and his nephew Emmanuel Tanko on Sunday by unknown gun men.

The incident was said to have occurred about 10:30pm on Sunday when the gun men, suspected to be Fulanis, stormed his residence and opened fire.

Madaki, 66, and his nephew who was said to be writing his final year secondary school examinations before the incident, died on the spot from gun shots.

A clergy man in the area, Pastor Mike Makarfi, said in a telephone interview:

“Some gunmen who our people said were Fulani stormed his compound and started shooting.

“They went into his room and shot him point blank. They also shot a small boy, Emmanuel Tanko, who was writing his final year secondary school exams. The boy was the nephew of the late Chief.

“Right now Fadan Karshi is deserted. Shops and service centres are shut. People are either staying in-doors or are leaving the town.

“No one knows what is coming next, Police are patrolling the streets, but I am not sure if they have any clue about the murderers.”

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, said he was expecting the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Karshi to brief him with details of the incident.


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