Sunday 24 December 2017

Gunman kills four at Christmas carol service in Kaduna

The Christmas festivity has taken off on a tragic note at Nindem village in Godogodo district of  Jema’a Local Government Area, Southern  Kaduna, with  the murder of four persons at a Christmas carol in the village.

A lone gunman stormed the village square on Friday  night as residents gathered for their annual carol and unexpectedly started shooting  sporadically, felling all victims.

Eight others were wounded, sources said yesterday.

The village has been in a mourning mood since.

The spokesman for Operation Safe Haven, the military task force charged with the responsibility of keeping the peace of the area, Colonel I. K. Ekpeyong confirmed the development.

He said the bodies of the dead people had been deposited in a mortuary while the wounded persons were taken to the Kafanchan General Hospital for treatment.

Some people suspected to be “masterminds of the attack “have been arrested for interrogation,” he said.

More troops have been deployed to the area to avert a fresh attack or reprisal.

The state government has condemned the attack and asked communities in the area to stand firm against any threat to peace. It urged them to reject those who might want to reprise the events of December 2016, a reference to a similar attack by gunmen on Goska village in the same Jema’a local government area.

-The Nation

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