Bandits Kill Seven, Injure Many In Kaduna Market Attack
Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday allegedly killed not fewer than seven people in a market at Maro village, Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.
The attack which took place in the evening comes less than 24 hours after over 20 people, including a family of 11, were reportedly killed by bandits in Bakali village of Giwa local government area of the state.
The traders were said to be closing for the day’s business when the bandits, wearing military fatigues, arrived at the market and opened fire on them.
An eyewitness, Peter Joshua, president of the Adara Youth Congress (AYC), narrated that the bandits came in a vehicle and were dressed in military uniform.
He said nobody suspected that they were killers because soldiers come around on patrol every market day.
“They came to the market around 6:00pm when people were closing for businesses,” he said.
“They came in a vehicle and they were dressed in camouflage.
“Normally, every market day, soldiers come to the market on patrol. So when they arrived, people thought they were the normal soldiers on patrol.
“Suddenly, they opened fire and seven people were killed on the spot while several others were injured.”