Gunmen Attack 10 Kano Villages,Destroy Farmlands

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

No fewer than 10 villages in Minjibir local government area of Kano state have been attacked by gunmen.

Some of the villages attacked were Daurawa, Kuka Bakwai, Geza, Macinawa, and Kasakore.

Farmlands were also destroyed.

Eyewitnesses said the incident started when suspected herders reportedly released their animals to eat from farms full of crops that are yet to be harvested.

A witness speaking to journalists said when the residents approached them, they resorted to attacking the villagers and killed two people.

Narrating how the incident happened, a relative of one of the victims killed, Idi Lawan, said his brother, Sunusi Usman, was stabbed to death.

“He went to his farm and found that his beans were eaten by their animals, when he approached them to complain about it, they stabbed him with an arrow and he died,” Lawan said.

Another victim, who survived the attack with injuries, said they found him at his farm.

“When I saw that their animals were eating from my groundnut, I asked them to move away. From there I didn’t know anything, they just started stabbing me,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said normalcy has since returned in the area.

“One person died while receiving treatment in the hospital.

“While investigation has commenced into the matter, we have engaged Miyetti Allah and other stakeholders to resolve the crisis,” he added.

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