Gunmen Attack Football Fans in Kaduna, Killing Five


Gunmen have reportedly attacked Zunuruk community in Kaura Local Government Area in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State, killing five football fans, including a secondary school teacher, who was also the coach of the community’s football team.

Many others were said to have sustained injuries following gunshots.

The National President, Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, Jonathan Asake, confirmed the incident on Friday in Kaduna.

He said the attack took place on Sunday, December 8, 2019.

It was observed that a police checkpoint is a few kilometres away from where the incident took place.

He said those who sustained gunshot wounds were taken to the Kafanchan General Hospital in Jema’a Local Government Area while some with critical cases were referred to 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, as well as the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, also in the state.

Asake, who was a former member of the House of Representatives, gave the names of those killed as Kefas Peter (39) and Solomon Yohana (48), the secondary schoolteacher and father of five.

Others were Felix John (46), Garba Barnabas (37) and Ishaku Dauda (26).

According to Asake, four others who were rushed to the Kafanchan General Hospital are Kajang Babangida, Francis Abba, Ishaku Dauda while Justice Dennis was referred to the 44 ARH, Kaduna.

“Again, the Army hospital referred two of them to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Shika, Zaria. Sadly Ishaku Dauda (26) couldn’t make it, he died on Tuesday morning, bringing the death toll to five,” he said.

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