Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Saturday, indicates that the Chief Imam of Kawaran Rafi village, in Igabi Local Government Area, Kaduna State, Sheik Danleeman Isah, has been killed by bandits during an attack on the village.
According to the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement issued today, the bandits invaded the village and moved straight to the Chief Imam’s residence, and in what appeared to be a pre-meditated attack, shot him dead, and left the location without taking any items or hostages.
He added that the murder of the Cleric has been linked to his vocal stance against the killing and kidnapping of the residents in the State, under Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s watch, by bandits.
In a similar development, bandits also killed the Ardo Musa Layi of Kajuru Local Government Area, who was kidnapped by armed men in October 2020, for his advocacy against killing, kidnapping, and cattle rustling.
In another development, Security Agencies have reported the murder of the Sarkin Yaki of Godogodo, Mr. Yohanna Abu, by a gang of kidnappers.
According to the report, the gunmen attacked Nisama village, in Jema’a Local Government Area, late on Friday night, and abducted Mr. Abu, along with another resident, Mr. Charles Audu.
A struggle ensued between the duo and the kidnappers, and while Mr. Audu was able to escape, the kidnappers shot Mr. Abu dead.
The State Commissioner disclosed that 5 persons have been arrested in connection with the killing, as the Security Agencies continue to investigate the incident.
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