Unknown gunmen have killed five football fans in the Zunuruk community in Kaura Local Government Area of Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State. While five people were reported dead, several others sustained severe injuries in the recent attack on the community.
This was revealed by the general president of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union SOKAPU, Comrade Jonathan Asake. Comrade Jonathan explained to newsmen on Friday that the attacked happened on Sunday, 8 of December. He said, “At about 6 pm on Sunday 8, December 2019, an annual football tournament to foster peace and unity between three communities had just come to an end at the football field of LEA Primary School, Zunuruk – a peaceful farming community close to Kagoro town in Kaura Local Government Area.
“By our independent findings, it was just when the last whistle was blown; signalling the end of the match around 6 pm that the rattling of what sounded like gunshots was heard, followed by torrents of bullets fired at the crowd.
“Within a few minutes, four able-bodied young men, all married with children, lay dead in the pools of their blood. Four others were critically injured and were rushed to the nearby General Hospital in Kafanchan.
He added that all those who suffered gun injuries were taken to Kafanchan General Hospital for treatment. However, those who sustained severe injuries were referred to 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, as well as the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, also in the state.
Furthermore, Comrade Asake lamented about the poor security status of the community. He explained that despite having a permanent police checkpoint just a few kilometers to the community, yet, hoodlums attack has not depreciated. He, however, admonished the people of Southern Kaduna to be more vigilant when it comes to security issues. He urged them to work hand in hand with available security operatives in the community in the fight against terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, the report has been confirmed by the Kaduna State Police Command. All efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer of the state proved abortive.