By Luka Biniyat, Kaduna
A Chinese worker engaged in the rehabilitation of the Jos-Kafanchan Rail line was yesterday shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kirim, village, Kaura Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, a border community with Plateau State.
Two of the Chinese workers who also sustained grave injuries were rushed to the Kafanchan General Hospital, and later taken to Abuja.
Also, alleged bandits killed a villager, Musa Adamu in Anzare village in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Saturday Vanguard also learnt that two of the suspected bandits who were later identified in Gwantu town, exchanged gunfire with policemen, in which one was killed and the other captured.
It was not clear why the two Chinese were shot, but information at the disposal of Saturday Vangaurd said that unknown men came from the bush, ambushed the Chinese who were in a trolly car supervising labourers and open fire on them, instantly killing one. Two were left with serious injuries as they were later rushed to the Kafanchan General Hospital before being transfeed to Abuja for further medical attention.
It was also said that the bandits who were holed up in a bush in Anzare village, turned around to pursue the villagers who had planned to attack them.
“They opened fire from afar, and were advancing towards us. Since non of us was armed with a gun, we started running for our dear lives.”