Kaduna – Bandits have shot dead two brothers, Halilu Shittu and Muhammadu Shittu, in Azara village and rustled over 1,000 cows in neighbouring Bishini village, Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that a yet-to-be identified man was also shot dead during the attack.
A resident of Azara, simply identified as Yahuza, who confirmed the incident to the Daily Trust, said said it happened on Saturday May 20, around 4pm.
He said the bandits, after shooting the brothers dead on their farm in Azara while they were producing charcoal, proceeded to Bishini and rustled over 1,000 cows after killing a villager.
The Sarkin Hausa of Azara, Ibrahim Isah, did not pick calls put across to him, but a source close to the chief who preferred anonymity confirmed the incident.
He said that the corpses of the two brothers were retrieved from the farm on Sunday.
He further said that rustled cows had been retrieved by the Yan-Sakai hunters and were in a forest waiting for security operatives to hand them over.
The Village Head of Bishini, Zamani Dogon Yaro, who also confirmed the incident, said, “Over 1,500 cows were rustled by the bandits, but as God will have it, the cows have been retrieved, except that we lost one person during the attack.”
He said the cows belonged to one Alhaji Hashimu.