Kaduna Massacre: Imam Narrates How About 100 Gunmen Killed Worshippers As They Left The Mosque

More facts emerged yesterday on how the bloody attack on Dogon Dawa village near Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State was executed, leading to the death of no fewer than 25 people. The Chief Imam of Dogon Dawa community, Malam Muhammad said he took cover inside some old tyres that were abandoned near the mosque and watched how the gunmen numbering about a 100, shot and killed early morning worshippers who were coming out of the mosque at dawn.

“The killers were saying they came to make real their threat, they shot and killed even children; it was sad indeed,” he said. Also speaking to newsmen, the traditional title holder of Danlawan Birnin Gwari in Dogon Dawa, Alhaji Abdurauf who could not hide his anger said, a former governorship aspirant, Alhaji Shuaibu Mikati, had earlier alerted the police to the threats to life and property in the area by armed bandits but nothing was done until the dawn attack on Sunday which had turned the entire area into deep sorrow and mourning.

According to him, Mikati had written a letter to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), alerting him to the threat issued by the escaping gunmen who had vowed to unleash terror in the area. He said Mikati had also in the letter, appealed to the police to upgrade the police post at Dogon Dawa to the status of a police station but that was not done.

The traditional ruler also noted that the police gradually withdrew the six policemen stationed at the police post, which eventually led to the closure of the police post. “Sadly, the letter was acknowledged by the police authorities but instead of action to be taken, we only saw the six policemen in Dogon Dawa police post leaving. The authorities were duly informed.

That was three weeks before this attack,” he alleged. He lamented that although the vigilance group in the area had been doing its best, four of their members with link to a nearby Kuyello village were fingered by the gunmen and their associates, who accused them of giving the police sensitive information on the activities of the armed bandits in the area and were slaughtered. “The four were fished out by the gunmen and murdered in cold blood.

The police authorities knew about it. It is sad development,” he alleged. He expressed the hope that perhaps, the latest attack would compel the authorities to deploy police and other security agents to the area.

Gov. Patrick Yakowa had earlier shelved his foreign trip to commiserate with the people of Dogon Dawa Village even as he promised that “the state will do all within its power to round up those who carried out the dastardly act.”

SUN

6 Comments

  • ……….BARBARIC………
    Its becoming a very worrisome trend this days,Why would gunmen target and kill worshipers?
    …May the souls of the victims RIP-AMEN…

  • d word say wen d @ man is is pleased by GOD dat he wil force is enemy 2 b @ peace wit him …nau killin each other just covert a story dat boko harram ar nt musilms …….we dey hia u all i knew is dat no mata wot we do we shal reap coz dia wil b a day wen dey wil say dust on 2 dust ,ashes on ashes d only tin left 4 u is d present GOD u av b4 u die den if u do bad enjoy d pressence of death ..coz one bright mornin wen my work is i wil fly away 2 zion dnt knw about u….in jah i rest ma faith …jesus d son of david

  • May Allah (SWT) forgive them thier sin and grant them Aljana fridaus, but for those that kill them may Allah (SWT) purnish them for dat

  • Shut up. When ur people killed even kids in Jos who said what? So letz all accept it when it comes again ko don uwarku malos. Letz enjoy da pain 2geda. Mune jasawa

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