TRAGEDY has again struck,
as suspected Fulani herdsmen
invaded and killed no fewer than
7 people in Birnin Gwari Local
Government Area of Kaduna
State, and set ablaze many houses
in the affected areas.
The herdsmen were said to have
attacked Kaguru village in Udawa
ward in Birnin Gwari Local
Government area, along Kaduna-
Lagos highway on Wednesday
night during a sporadic shooting.
Scores were reportedly injured
in the process, and the victims
currently receiving treatment in
the General hospital located in the
Council area.
Shortly before the armed
policemen arrive at the scene
of the unfortunate incident, the
armed herdsmen were said to
have disappeared into the bush
and escaped.
An eye-witness who pleaded
anonymity while recounting the
incident said that “It all happened
on Wednesday night when Fulani
By Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna
Buhari has nominated Edward
Lametek Adamu to the Senate for
confirmation as Deputy Governor
of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
According to a statement issued
by Special Adviser to the president
on media and publicity, Femi
Adesina, in Abuja yesterday, the
nomination, contained in a letter
dated January 26, 2018, to the
Senate President, Bukola Saraki,
was in accordance with the
provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of
the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
(Establishment) Act 2007.
Adamu, from Gombe State,
replaces Sulaiman Barau, from
Zaria, Kaduna State, who retired
in December 2017.
The nominee, who has spent 25
years in the CBN, was appointed
in 2012 as Director of Strategy.
He became Director, Human
Resources in 2016, from where
he was nominated as Deputy
herdsmen invaded a village
called Kaguru in Udawa ward,
in Chukun
Local Government here in
Kaduna State”, adding that “the
herdsmen attacked the village
and killed 7 people instantly”.
“They burnt down many
houses in the village to ashes,
and the people in the village ran
away for dear lives to nearby
places for refuge. Many people
and children were injured and
taken to hospital”.
According to the eye-witness,
“before the police came for
rescue mission, the herdsmen
ran away into the bush and
nobody could find the again.
The situation right now here in
Birnin Gwari is under control
and the dead people have been
buried according to Islamic
Contacted on phone, the
Kaduna Police Public Relations
Officer, PPRO, Mukhtar
Usman could not respond to
several telephone calls and text
message sent to him.

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