- A village protest has led to the death of two individuals in Sumaila local government area of Kano state
- The individuals were allegedly killed by some police officers who tried to disperse the protesters
- The officer were said to have shot into the air during the protest
Two people have been reportedly killed in a protest Sabon gari area of Sumaila local government area of Kano state.
The individuals were said to have been killed when the villagers were protesting the appointment of a new village head, Jamilu Mohammed, by the Kano Emirate Council, Punch reports.
It was gathered that trouble ensued when some of the residents prevented the new village head from accessing the mosque for the Jumat prayer on Friday, March 23.
The police reportedly intervened in the crisis by opening fire in which hit and killed the two victims.
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Five others were also said to have been injured in during the fracas.
Meanwhile, the district head of the LGA, Ibrahim Ado Bayero, has confirmed the killing.
Bayero through his spokesperson, Ibrahim Chigeri, said one of the victims, Tukur Mohammed, was the younger brother of the village’s Ward head, Sanusi Mohammed.
He said Mohammed was said to have also been severely injured during the attack.
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One of the community leaders, Sumaila Danbarau, who also confirmed the incident, described it as unfortunate.
Danbarau sad the killings had been reported to the police division in the Sumaila LGA on the night of Friday, March 23.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the chairmen of Takum and Wukari local councils of Taraba state, Shiban Tikari and Daniel Adi, had escaped being killed by some gunmen in the state.
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It was gathered that Adi was attacked by some suspected herdsmen who were reportedly uncomfortable with the implementation of the open grazing law in the state.
He was said to have been attacked by the suspects a few kilometers to the administrative headquarters of Wukari local council.
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