Bandits invaded a Kaduna community on Monday and killed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Aribi Ward in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr Iliya Auta and one other person.
Though, Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige said he was yet to receive a report from the Area Commander in charge of the area, a competent source from the community said the APC Chairman was killed on his farm while another person with him sustained bullet injury and receiving treatment in a hospital in Kagarko Town.
The source said Ilya was not the target of the bandits who were apparently on a mission when they saw him on his farm making a call beside his car which was mistaken that he was calling to report their presence, hence he was shot dead as a result.
The source said: “The APC Ward Chairman went to his farm and after the close of work on his farm, he was about to go back home but his car developed an electrical fault and he was trying to call an electrician to come and fix it; not knowing that the bandits were behind him and thought he was calling the villagers to report their presence. That was how they shot him and he died instantly the other person with him also sustained a bullet shot and he is receiving treatment at Kagarko Hospital.
“One other person by name Tanko was killed in another village called Kuchi and another person sustained injury and in critical condition in the hospital. The bandits also made away with eight motorcycles and several cattle,” he said.
Another source, however, said an unconfirmed number of people was abducted after the attack that took place on Monday night within and around communities in Kagarko Local Government Area.