Four killed as Sabon Gaya community protest murder of Vigilante Leader in Kaduna

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Four killed as Sabon Gaya community protest murder of Vigilante Leader in Kaduna

The famous and ever busy Kaduna-Abuja expressway was blocked for several hours by the residents of Sabon Gayan community in Kaduna State on Sunday in order to protest the killing and dismembering of the body of the leader of the community vigilante group.

Some members of the community who spoke to Kaduna News Online said Haruna Maikaji, the leader of the local vigilante, was kidnapped in his farm and later stoned to death for trying to mobilize his members to confront the kidnappers in the surrounding bushes.

“The kidnappers got some detailed information of a meeting convened by Mallam Haruna three days ago, to mobilize his members to assist security agents in tackling the kidnappers in the nearby bushes.

“The kidnappers picked him up this morning and tried all means to shoot him to death. But, bullets couldn’t get through to him, so they pelted him to death with stones and then his body was dismembered.

“During a reprisal attack, three Fulani men were murdered and the main road is currently blocked by irate community youths who are also insisting that, the governor must come to the place and address their problem before the road will be freed.

“The irate community youth said they would not mind spending days until the governor comes despite attempt to disperse them with tear gas by the police and army,” Saratu Musa, a housewife, said.

Mrs. Musa said the Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, and some major security officers were at the scene trying to calm the situation.

The protest led to a long traffic hold up to almost five kilometres from Sabon Bayan, where the incident took place.

While the protest lasted, some vehicles were seen packed at various locations along the road with others returning to Abuja and Kaduna axis for their safety.

 

 

Four killed as Sabon Gaya community protest murder of Vigilante Leader in Kaduna

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