Suspected gunmen kill preacher and a church leader in the Kaduna community.

Kaduna State Government reported the killing of a prophet in Igabi and a community leader in Jema’a LGA, Kaduna State.

Confirming the incidents on Saturday, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, said Mr Samuel Aruwan, security agents told the Kaduna State Government that armed robbers had invaded Kawaran Rafi village in the Igabi local government area and killed one Danleeman Isah, Chief Imam of the village.

According to the statement, the bandits went straight to Isah’s house and, in what seems to be a premeditated murder, shot him dead and fled the area without taking any objects or hostages.

“The murder of the cleric has been linked to his vocal stance against the killing and kidnapping of citizenry by bandits.

“It is of a similar ilk to the killing of Ardo Musa Layi of Kajuru local government, who was kidnapped and killed by armed bandits in October 2020 for his advocacy against killing, kidnapping and cattle rustling.

“Also similar was the shooting of Ardo Ahmadu Suleiman by bandits at Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru local government, leaving him with bullet wounds,” the statement further said

In another development, security forces confirmed the murder of the Sarkin Yaki of Godogodo, Mr. Yohanna Abu, by a group of kidnappers.

“According to the report, the gunmen attacked Nisama village in Jema’a local government area late on Friday night, and abducted Mr Abu along with another resident Mr Charles Audu.

“A struggle ensued between the duo and the kidnappers, and while Mr Audu was able to escape, the kidnappers shot Mr Abu dead.

“Five persons have been arrested in connection with the killing, as security agencies continue to investigate the incident.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at both reports, praying for the repose of the souls of the slain cleric and community leader, as he conveyed his heartfelt condolences to their families,” te statement further added.

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