Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed six persons in Karfi village, Takai Local Government area of Kano state.
It was gathered that the gunmen raided the village on Saturday night, May 14, shot dead the residents and abducted the 53-year-old village head, Abdulyahaya Ilu Sakin Karfi.
According to Daily Trust report, the gunmen stormed the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi state through Ringim forest in Jigawa.
The attackers were already on their way out of the village after abducting the traditional ruler when the villagers mobilised the vigilante groups and youths to track them down.
The gunmen were said to have turned back and opened fire on the trailing groups, shooting nine of them out of which six persons have so far been confirmed dead while three others are said to be responding to treatment.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who confirmed the incident said a team of operatives has been dispatched to the LGA with the goal of rescuing the abducted village head and arresting the suspects.