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Gunmen kill six, abduct Kano village head

Six persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Karfi village in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.

The gunmen were said to have raided the village and abducted the 53-year-old village head, Abdul Ilo.

According to PUNCH, the hoodlums stormed the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi State through Ringim forest in Jigawa State.

The attackers were reportedly on their way out of the village after abducting the traditional ruler when the villagers mobilised vigilante groups and youths to trail them.

The kidnappers were said to have turned back and opened fire on the people trailing them, shooting nine persons.

Six persons have so far been confirmed dead while three others are said to be responding to treatment.

The state police spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident said a team of operatives had been dispatched to the LGA with a view to rescuing the abducted village head and arresting the fleeing suspects.

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