Residents of Birni and Kewaye of Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state have been thrown into deep mourning as armed men who stormed their community on Saturday night killed one of their traditional title holders, Shuaibu Mohammed, the Ardo of Birni and Kewaye. Sadly, four of his sons were not spared as they were also slaughtered.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN), the daredevils further took away about 100 cattle that belonged to the victim.
While speaking to speaking on the development, the deceased’s wife, Zainab, said that the bandits who were just five, had come into their home at about 1 a.m and shot her husband in the head.
“The bandits brought out Ardo from his bedroom and shot him twice in the head, and he died instantly.
“The bandits searched all the rooms in the compound and killed my four children who are (were) married with children.
“The victims are Adamu Shuaibu, Musa Shuaibu, Abubakar Shuaibu and Ibrahim Haruna.
“After attacking the compound, they also went away with over 100 of our cows,” she relayed.
Meanwhile, only one of the Ardo’s children, Abdulrahman, survived the massacre and he informed that two other people were shot dead while the armed men made their way out of the village.
A resident, Tanimu Haske however believe that the late Ardo was targeted in the attack.
“I think the Ardo was their target, they came for him. They killed him and his children. He is a wealthy man.”