Gunmen went on rampage in the early hours of Sunday at Zagabutu village, Kuje Area Council, killing three people. Our reporter gathered that the yet to be identified gunmen killed a prominent man, simply identified as Alhaji Wokili and two middle- aged men in the community.
When our reporter visited the village yesterday, residents of the community were still in shock.
A resident who identified himself as Yahaya, told this reporter that the incident happened at about 1:08 a.m. when three gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles came into the community and started shooting. He said the gunmen went into some selected houses to dispossess victims of their monies at gunpoint.
He said Wokili was shot dead by the gunmen immediately he alighted from his motorcycle and was about entering his house, having just returned from a traditional display at neighbouring Puni village. “So the two other men heard the sound of gunshot and came outside of their houses to find out what was happening when the gunmen shot at them. They all died on the spot, while the three killers escaped on the motorcycle belonging to the Alhaji they killed,” he said. He said the incident was reported to the police at Rubochi police division and the three corpses were later buried according to Islamic rites. Read more