Gun wielding assailants suspected to be kidnappers have killed six persons in ain Takai Local Government area of Kano state, North West Nigeria.
Takai LGA shares borders with Jigawa state and is approximately 80 kilometres from Kano metropolis.
The attackers who stormed the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi state came in through Ringim forest in Jigawa and abducted the 53-year-old district head – Abdulyahyah Ilo, after raiding Karfi village in the local government.
Immediately information went out, the villagers mobilised the vigilante groups and youths to trail the assailants.
The gunmen were said to have turned back and opened fire on the trailing groups, shooting nine of them out of which six persons have been confirmed dead while three others sustained severe injuries.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the police in Kano, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said a team of operatives has been dispatched to the area in order to rescue the abducted village head and apprehend the suspects.