Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a newly installed community leader, Isiaku Madaki, at Kakura in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the early hours of Sunday, April 10.

The Kakura community is mostly inhabited by the Gbagi and other tribes with few Fulani settlers having lived in the community for decades.

A resident of the area, Baban David, speaking to the Nigerian Tribune, announced that the deceased was appointed community leader on Saturday 9 April.

We all gathered in his residence earlier in the day (Saturday) to rejoice with him over his appointment. However, we were shocked when in the early hours of today (Sunday) when we began to hear gunshots,” David narrated.

“We were afraid we could not come out of our houses. Later we were told that the gunmen had killed him in the presence of his wife and family,”

We found his dead body laying on the ground. His wife told us the gunmen broke into their residence and shot him. They did not take anything, neither did they abduct anybody,” the source said.