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In Kaduna District head, WAEC candidate killed

The District head of Fadan Karshi, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria has been killed in a night attack suspected to have been carried out by Fulani Herdsmen.

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Bala Madaki was killed alongside a student writing the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Emmanuel Tanko, in the late hours of Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Residents who attributed the killing to Fulani herdsmen said the group launched attacks since the 2011 election crises leading to the killing of about 1500 people in the Southern part of Kaduna State.

"Because of the heat, the district head applied insecticide in his room and was sleeping outside his big compound. We had a gun shut and everyone wake up and move into his room at around 10pm on Sunday. The gunmen followed the District Head right inside his room and killed him," a resident, Mike Karshi told Pulse.

Another traditional title holder told Pulse that the boy that was killed is a close relation to the district head.

"We don't know what is happening. We hardly sleep here with our eyes closed since 2013 when gunmen invaded our communities. These gunmen speak Fulani. Many people are being killed frequently including women, youth, children and traditional rulers. Something urgently must be done."

The new Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Adamu Ibrahim told Pulse that the command spokesman, Zubairu Abubakar, will respond to the enquiry made concerning the killing.

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