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Gunmen Kill Five In Southern Kaduna

July 18, 2014

Barely one month after about 200 persons were killed in the troubled Southern Kaduna region of Kaduna state, fresh violence returned to the area today, withgunmen this morning killing five persons in the village of Fadan Karshi.

Fadan Karshi, Kaduna

A traditional title holder and resident of the area confirmed the latest development in a text message sent to our New York office. The account was furtherconfirmed by a senior military officer.

Fadan Karshi in Sanga local government area, thescene of today’s violence, was also attacked during last month killing spree.

Our source said the assailants arrived at about 5am. Some locals who heard the sound of gunshots immediately fled, but the unlucky ones were hacked to death by the invaders.

There is still no official statement from the police or the military which are carrying out operations in the area.